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I loooooove polka dots! They are such a simple decoration, but they have such wide appeal.


Gail Kendall is also into dots, so she spends a good amount of time dotting her surfaces – she says it’s almost meditative to her. In today’s post, Gail demonstrates how she combines slip dots and glazes to enhance her beautiful sgraffito leaf motifs and achieve her signature look. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.



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Okay, so this isn’t the exact plate in the video, but the only difference is the smaller dots! You get the idea, right?


This clip was excerpted from From Plate to Tureen: Slab and Coil Building, with Gail Kendall, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.

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