joerlingglazing_620When you make animated pots, you have to be sure the glazing and decorating complement the movement in the form. Nick Joerling does this beautifully on his pots by creating simple wax resist brush decoration to contrast with different glaze layers. In today’s video, Nick demonstrates this technique, plus he explains how he can approximate a salt-fired surface but using gravity to vary the glaze thickness. Awesome! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.



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This clip was excerpted from Gesture and Form: Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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For more interesting ceramic glazing techniques, download your free copy of Four Great Ceramic Glazing Techniques: How to Formulate Successful Crystalline Glazes, Add Depth Through Slip Trailing and Color Washes, and Glaze in the Majolica (Maiolica) Style.


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