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How to Use Slips of Varying Thickness to Create Texture

naplesslip_620There are lots of ways to create texture on pottery, the most obvious being stamping the malleable surface. But Lisa Naples creates beautiful random texture on her work with slips of varying consistencies. In today’s post, an excerpt from her our compilation DVD Handbuilding: Texture and Surface, she demonstrates how her thin, thick, and thicker slips can build up different textures creating lovely surfaces.- Jennifer Harnetty, editor.




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This clip was excerpted from Handbuilding: Texture and Surface, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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View a clip from Lisa’s full-length video Flat to Functional: Handbuilding and Slip Decorating here!



Lisa Naples is part of an AMAZING lineup of presenters at the Potters Council Integrating Form and Surface conference in Santa Ana, California, September 12 –14, 2014.

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NaplesTo learn more about Lisa Naples or to see more images of her work, please visit www.lisanaples.com.


For more ways to add texture to your work, download your free copy of Ceramic Carving Tool Techniques: Bringing the Ceramic Surface to Life!