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Pottery Video of the Week: Layering and Carving Colored Slips on a Slab-Built Vessel

Posted By Jennifer Harnetty On November 22, 2013 @ 7:28 am In Daily,Features,Pottery Clay,Video | 14 Comments

Curt Benzle explains how to create interesting pattern and texture by carving a slab of layered, colored slip.

Curt Benzle explains how to create interesting pattern and texture by carving a slab of layered, colored slip.

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.

 

In today’s video, Curt Benzle demonstrates a simple way to create texture and pattern on a vessel by layering and carving colored slips. Benzle’s DVD Expanding Your Creative Palette with Colored Clay is now 20 bucks off! - Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 


 

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To learn more about Curt Benzle or see images of his work, please visit http://www.benzleporcelain.com/.



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