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How to Make a Wheel Thrown and Slip Decorated Cup and Saucer

Posted On July 15, 2013 1 Comment

In today’s post Lyla Goldstein takes us step by step through her cup and saucer making process, starting with throwing the pieces on the wheel and finishing with her colored slip and sgraffito decoration (which would also work well with commercial underglazes).

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Beautiful Ceramic Surfaces Inspired by Textile Patterns

Posted On December 3, 2012 1 Comment

With a seamstress mom and a quilting grandma, Colleen Riley was surrounded by textiles growing up so it makes a lot of sense that her clay surfaces resemble fabric designs. In today’s post, an excerpt from the January 2013 issue of Ceramics Monthly, Colleen explains the techniques she developed for creating surfaces that resemble batik fabric.

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7 Fun Ways to Decorate with Slips and Engobes

Posted On November 28, 2012 13 Comments

Today, Robin Hopper explains how you can achieve many different types of surface decorations and patterns in a short period of time using only a simple slip trailer. Plus he shares a basic engobe recipe.

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Pottery Video of the Week: Steven Hill’s Surface Decoration with Thick, Oozy Slip

Posted On October 5, 2012 24 Comments

Using thick slip as a decorative device is an exciting way to retain the appearance of malleability in a finished fired work. In today’s video, Steven Hill demonstrates his slip decoration process, and explains how it informs his glazing process.

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Pottery Decorating Video: Using Fiber, Slip and Soft Clay to Make Beautiful Marks on Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture

Posted On April 27, 2012 16 Comments

In this clip, Robin goes over a couple of surface decoration techniques; one involving clay slip and fiber, and the other involving soft clay. As usual, Robin provides an excellent, clear explanation of these nifty little techniques and should inspire you to go directly to your studio at the first opportunity!

The simple lines and dots on these mugs were made with a slip trailer.

Slip Trailing for Beginners: A Primer on a Great Ceramics Decorating Technique

Posted On November 7, 2011 29 Comments

When many potters or ceramic artists think of slip, they think of it as the “glue” that is used to attach one piece of clay to another. But slip is one of those ceramic items that has many different functions – from slipping and scoring, to slip casting forms to decorating, slip is an essential tool for the pottery studio.

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Slip and Stick: How to Use Stained Slips and Newsprint to Make Monoprints on Pottery

Posted On August 3, 2011 18 Comments

I love the surfaces of Jason Bige Burnett’s pots. They remind me of the Sunday newspaper cartoon transfers I (and probably a lot of you out there) used to do with Silly Putty as a child. Interestingly enough, Jason uses a transfer technique involving newspaper (but not Silly Putty) to make some of the marks on his surfaces. In today’s post, an excerpt from the September/October 2011 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, Jason shares this super fun technique.

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Pottery Decorating Video: Five Fun Ways to Decorate Pottery with Slip

Posted On August 20, 2010 19 Comments

In today’s video, Tom Shafer demonstrates five different decorating techniques with colored clay slip. If you’ve grown tired of working only with glazes, these tips are a surefire way to wake up your surfaces.