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.