Most potters are inclined to think of glaze and underglaze when it comes to adding color to their work. But working with colored clays is a great alternative to glazes and underglazes. With the vast palette available today in commercial stains, it is possible to come up with just about any color in the rainbow. Mixing stains into into a clay body (most effective with a light clay body) appeals to a lot of people because it opens up many opportunities for developing more precise patterning than is possible with glaze.
Today’s video is an excerpt from Curt Benzle’s forthcoming DVD Expanding your Creative Palette with Colored Clay (due out next month). Actually, it is a technique that we really really liked, but just couldn’t fit on the disc! In the clip, Curt demonstrates a simple way to create texture and pattern on a vessel by layering and carving colored slips. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
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