Friday, March 18, 2011

Texture and slip-trail

I used to do alot of slip-trailing (a calligraphic-type "trailing" of coloured clay or "slip") and I miss it.  I've been thinking of ways to add decorative interest to platters.  Lots of ideas, including slip trailing, come to mind, so I've been trying some of them--thickening up the edges, adding texture by scratching into the surface, or by imprinting with stamps, spraying several overlapping glazes.....Here are a few results from the first kiln load.  I'm looking forward to developing these techniques.

Here are a few mugs with imprinted border patterns.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see some of your work, Jane. You've been busy with several shows already this spring. I like some of the new geometric stamps, too.