Clay Slip and Underglaze Techniques for Sweet Surfaces
by Erin Furimsky
There are a ton of fun pottery decorating techniques out there involving slips and underglazes. And the technique in today's video is another fine example, and one I hadn't ever seen until filming Erin Furimsky's Layered Surfaces DVD. So, I thought it would be a good one to share.
In this technique, after slip trailing some patterns on a piece, Erin paints a couple of layers of different colored pottery underglazes on top. After everything dries to bone dry, she sands and scrapes away at the layers creating an effect similar in appearance to layered and peeling paint. And it is gorgeous. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
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