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How to Decorate Pottery Surfaces with Slips in the Bisque State

Posted On April 28, 2014 6 Comments

Slip has many uses in the pottery studio. Most often, slip is used on clay in the green state, but potter Terry Gess does things a little differently. He uses slip to decorate his pottery surfaces when they are in the bisqueware state. He likes the freedom that comes with knowing he can experiment and if he doesn’t like the results he can just wash it off and start over. But there are technical challenges to this method. Today, Terry explains the challenges and the method he has developed to overcome those challenges. He also shares three of his slip recipes. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.