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Creating Interesting Patterns with Underglazes, Sgraffito Techniques, and a Rolling Pin

Posted On February 16, 2015 3 Comments

Workshops and conferences are such fantastic ways to enrich your art making. You leave brimming with new ideas to try, and these ideas can then morph with your own way of working and take you in a whole new direction.

In today’s post, Tracy Gamble explains how after a week-long surface symposium, she blended two artists’ techniques to take her own work in a new direction.

For a printer-friendly version of this article, be sure to download your free copy of Five Great Pottery Decorating Techniques: A How-to Guide for Decorating Ceramic Surfaces!- Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

Ceramic Art Lesson Plan: Mimbres Decoration Technique

Posted On July 12, 2010 0 Comments

The Mimbres people painted images in black on a white background, mostly on earthenware bowls. The bowl form and antelope decoration of the vessels in the photographic examples shown here was inspired directly from an authentic Mimbres piece in the Eiteljorg Museum collection (in Indianapolis, Indiana). I drew an interpretation of the original antelope design, photocopied it and enlarged it to a size that best fit the vessel being glazed, then cut it out with an X-Acto knife.