What to use to draw on stoneware.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:33 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends, and Columbus Day to Americans! Well, I know we are all Americans, technically, but I didn't want to say USA-ans!
I was inspired to draw some silly faces, etc. on pottery, and have searched around for what to use, and can't find anything that sounds right. Does anyone know of anything that is like colored pencils that can be put on b mix stoneware so that I don't have to paint them on? I would like vibrant colors that stand up under the clear glaze. And what is the best glaze to put over a drawing so tha it isn't dull?
Thanks in advance, I appreciate the generosity you all show here,
Northern Woods Pottery
Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:46 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:57 AM
I'm french and I have found here recipes to make ceramic pens and pencils that suits me. My problem is : i don't understand the word "trailer" (and therefore : what's the difference with pens ?) I've tried various dictionnaries but i always find : "remorque" (attached to a van) or "bande annonce" (related to movie) which doesn't make sens ! Any idea ? Thank you.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:26 AM
As I write this, I keep thinking about you translating it into French.
Dry Ridge Pottery
Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:34 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:21 PM
I'm not sure if there is anything thinner than 0.8mm diameter...I don't use the bulb (pear) style slip trailers. I actually prefer to use tips made for cake decorating, and the smallest available is size 000 -- which is about 0.8mm. I looked around online for different sizes, and 0.8mm is the smallest I've seen for sale.
You might be able to get a finer line with a hypodermic needle (see the "inner diameter" column at http://en.wikipedia....parison_chart). I don't know where you might find them in France; here in the US, you can often get them at "farm supply" stores because people need them for livestock....though I'm not sure if you can find one that small!
I'm leaving the sieving question up to someone who knows more about that!
Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:24 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:01 AM
I have used the pencils, I do really like them, after you apply a good clear glaze the colours are nice, the red is red not wine or maroon and the black is black not charcole for example. They are very expensive tho $10 a pencil where I live . . . to save I sharpen them with a knife not a pencile sharpener might not be much of a saving but it makes me feel better. Try buying one or two brite colours and give them a test before making the investment maybe.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:34 PM
At the moment I've made my own pens. I'll tell you wether or not it is satisfying when they will be ready and give the recipe of course! These pens are very expensive in France too ! However I like them very much so I hope my home-made pens will be efficient.