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, Erin slip trails some patterns on a piece, then paints a couple of layers of different colored 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 paint. And it is gorgeous. Check it out! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.




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Detail of finished fired surface with a clear glaze.

Detail of finished fired surface with a clear glaze.

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