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Creating Interesting Patterns in Pottery with Colored Casting Slip

Posted By Andrew Gilliatt On July 4, 2014 @ 6:39 am In Daily,Features,Making Ceramic Molds,Video | 3 Comments

Slip casting is a facet of ceramics that I am dying to explore. I love the idea of making multiples and exploring different surfaces on them. But I hadn’t thought much about the potential for decoration when colorants are added right to the casting slip. 


That is until Andrew Gilliatt came to town to film a DVD with us. Andrew does great work with colored casting slips and then adds even more surface detail with a variety of resists and decals. In today’s post, an excerpt from his DVD Layers of Color: Exploring Form and Surface Pattern in Slip Cast Pottery, Andrew demonstrates how to incorporating colored slip right into the surface design. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


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This clip was excerpted from Layers of Color: Exploring Form and Surface Pattern in Slip Cast Pottery, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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