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 new 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.
Andrew Gilliatt makes the prototypes for his fun, imaginative forms using MDF (a wood particle board) and a lathe. Then he slip casts them using various colored slips. But in today’s post, an excerpt from his new DVD Layers of Color, he explains that you don’t have to have a wood lathe for this process. You can come up with your own great shapes using clay. I am super psyched to play around with some new forms of my own. Hope you will be too!
Immerse yourself in a weekend full of discovering surface techniques that start with building the form and continue right through to the firing process. If you’re in need of a creative jump start, then this is the conference for you. Spend three hours with each of the presenters, Andrew Gilliatt, Sarah Jaeger, Lisa Orr, and Mark Peters.
2012 Emerging Ceramic Artist People’s Choice Contest: Voting Has Closed – Winner Announcement: May 16!
The voting period has closed for the “Emerging Artist People’s Choice Contest,” sponsored by Bailey Pottery Equipment & Ceramic Supplies! The winner will be announced May 16, 2012 and will receive a $500 gift certificate to be used at www.baileypottery.com.