Rene Murray rolls a white clay into a red clay to begin her slab inlay technique.

In today’s video, Rene Murray, a presenter at the upcoming Potters Council Surface + Form Conference, demonstrates her twist on inlaying contrasting clay bodies into one another for graphical surface decoration. One of the things I really liked in Rene’s video was the idea of laying down a picture plain of color before laying down imagery. I just really loved the irregular edges of the plain of color and how it set off the picture. I also loved her spontaneity – something I struggle with in the studio. Hope you like it too! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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Rene Murray will be a presenter at the
Potters Council Surface + Form conference.

Register before December 27, 2010 and save $50!


To learn more about Rene Murray or see more images of her work, please visit


For another twist on slip inlay, check out Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.

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