Patterns on clay....how do you keep them there?
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:05 PM
This seems pretty basic - the only thing I can think of is that my texture isn't deep enough, but it would still get messed up by having to use a sponge to sponge over it. I was making a wall vase yesterday and the bottom side of my clay started to crack a little, I thought it was still pretty wet, but obviously to smooth those out...out went the texture!
Any suggestions would be appreciated - I haven't don't much with textures!
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:58 PM
Whistling Fish Pottery
Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:54 AM
Your texture might be too shallow but there is a lot of work made with light textures ... you just might need to slow down and really pay attention to your whole joining process.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:58 PM
Support your local library.
They have tons of info they bought so you can access it for free.
I have very limited income, so I like to take books out and see if they are something I'd want to refer back to before I buy them.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:03 AM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:08 PM
Making Pottery Without a Wheel; texture and form in clay [by] F. Carlton Ball and Janice Lovoos, Publisher:Reinhold, New York 
This book concentrates on using textures for hand building clay forms. It is an older book but the information is timeless.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:12 AM