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Pottery Video of the Week: Creating a Patina on Pottery with Trailed Slip and Layered Underglazes

Posted On July 11, 2014 35 Comments

In today’s video, an excerpt from Layered Surfaces (which is now shipping!), Erin Furimsky slip trails some patterns on a piece, then paints a couple of layers of different colored underglazes on top. After everything dries to bone dry, she sands and scrapes away at the layers creating an effect similar in appearance to weathered and worn layered paint. And it is gorgeous. Check it out!

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How to Prepare Colored Slips for Slip Trailing, Plus Lots of Slip Trailing Tips!

Posted On April 5, 2013 0 Comments

Slip trailing is a lovely way to add dimensionality to your work. And it is super simple to prepare your slip from your own clay body. In today’s clip, an excerpt from her DVD Layered Surfaces, Erin Furimsky explains how to prepare slip for slip trailing, plus gives a bunch of tips on how to get the most out of your slip trailer.

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Layered Surfaces

Posted On January 4, 2013 Comments Off

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Using a variety of techniques and materials, Erin demonstrates how to add visual depth to your surfaces. She works with clay at every stage, from leather-hard to glazed, using a variety of techniques. You’ll learn how to take something as simple as a circle and create different surfaces that work together to create a surface that will turn people’s heads.

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Pottery Video of the Week: Layering Soft-Stamped Underglazes and Sgraffito

Posted On July 27, 2012 15 Comments

Today, I thought I would share another fantastic layered surface technique from Erin Furimsky’s Layered Surfaces DVD. In this one, she takes ordinary foam craft stamps and puts her own twist on them. Then she combines that look with sgraffito (see finished glazed and fired piece below video!). Gorgeous, as usual. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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Pottery Video of the Week: How to Combine Homemade Customizable Underglaze Transfers With Paper Stencils for a Beautiful Layered Effect

Posted On March 23, 2012 8 Comments

There are many different techniques for doing image transfers on clay and, in today’s video, Erin Furimsky demonstrates one of my favorites. This one allows you to make your own personalized transfer paper, kind of like the rice paper transfers that are available commercially.

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Pottery Video of the Week: Combining Stamped Underglaze Decoration with Shellac Resist to Create Gorgeous Layered Surfaces

Posted On July 1, 2011 35 Comments

A few weeks ago, the lovely and talented Erin Furimsky spent a few days here filming a DVD on layered ceramic surfaces, which will be out in July. I was so excited by the techniques that Erin demonstrated, that it was actually a little bit torturous to be behind the camera. I just wanted to race to the studio and start experimenting! Today I am sharing an excerpt from Erin’s DVD in which she combines a shellac-resist technique with stamped-on underglaze imagery. Have a look and then race to your studio to try it out!

Studio Visit: Erin Furimsky, Bloomington, Illinois

Posted On March 26, 2010 0 Comments

In this latest installment of our Studio Visit department, Erin Furimsky shares her personal practice and
insight into her career as a working ceramic artist.

A Look Into the Studio of Ceramic Sculptor Erin Furimsky, Plus a Reminder About Our Studio Tour Video Contest!

Posted On November 30, 2009 15 Comments

Today, I thought I would send another shout-out about our Studio Tour Video Contest. In case you missed the first announcement, Skutt is providing a brand-new potters wheel as a prize for the potter/sculptor/amateur filmmaker who submits the most creative, fun, and informative video tour of his or her studio space. And to get you in the mood, in today’s post, Erin Furimsky tells us a little about her productive basement studio.