Not long into his ceramics career, Jim Gottuso became enamored with the idea of using wax resist for surface decoration. The only problem was the wax resist didn't do well with delicate decoration or thin brushwork. On both greenware and bisqueware, the wax just became a goopy mess.
So Jim experimented and explored, all the while building his own aesthetic, and discovered the resist medium that could give him what he wanted: shellac. Today, Jim explains how he uses shellac resist and hydro-abrasion to create his intricately patterned surfaces. - Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
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Thinking in Reverse
Defining the Foreground
Abrading the Clay
Defining the Middle Ground
Adding Linear Elements
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