Decorating ceramics is one of the most rewarding aspects of working in clay. It’s the time when you can add color and life to a bare clay surface that can show off your creative talents. There are scores of decorating techniques available and here are five successful techniques that are sure to add that extra flair to your work that will make it a masterpiece. Five Great Pottery Decorating Techniques: A How-to Guide for Decorating Ceramics with Slip Transfers, Chinese Brush Techniques, Ceramic Slip, Sgraffito, and More explains the ins and outs of these ever-popular ceramic decorating techniques!
Four Great Ceramic Glazing Techniques: How to Formulate Successful Crystalline Glazes, add Depth Through Carving and Layering, and Glaze in the Majolica Style
Trying out new glazing techniques is always exciting because you don’t know quite where you’ll end up — even a mistake could hold a pleasant surprise! If you’d like to try something new, then one or all of these great glazing techniques may be just what you need. These three glazing techniques are as varied as their origins. Majolica (also spelled maiolica) originates from the Mediterranean and is the techniques of applying color on top of a glaze; mishima originates from the Far East is a technique of drawing on clay and inlaying colors; and crystalline glazes originated in Europe and require specific glazes and firing conditions. Whether you’re looking for a fresh look or looking to see what you can do ..
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Whether you’re a passionate professional or an enthusiastic amateur, you need to share your insights, questions, and comments with people who understand you. The Potters Council was formed to create a community of potters and ceramic artists from around the world. By being an active member, you show your commitment to studio artists like you who understand the touch and feel of clay and the continued joy (and challenges) it brings.
Whether you’re a passionate professional or an enthusiastic amateur, you need to share your insights, questions, and comments with people who understand you. Making pottery can be a solitary pursuit. Talking and learning about it doesn’t have to be.