Altering and Decorating Forms (10)

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What is this decoration technique?

I've recently enjoyed doing this decoration on some spoon rests. Basically stabbing a rib into the soft clay repeatedly while the wheel is…

Started by Tom Humphries

3 May 25
Reply by Tom Humphries

Blender 3-d Software for Design and 2-d Pattern Making

If you've tried to make slab objects from patterns, you know how hard it is to get the pattern just right to create the shape you are thin…

Started by George Lewter

1 Mar 4, 2016
Reply by Erik Evans

Post firing/glazing repairs

I have made a vessel sink for a guest bathroom. With this design there is no need for holes for the faucet and handles, the only plumbing a…

Started by Marla Stroup

7 Jun 11, 2015
Reply by Marla Stroup

Water etching

Hi Nadine, An ordinary brush for oil or watercolor painting will do.There may be a misunderstanding about shellac consistency. If too thick…

Started by Daniel Spruyt

25 May 27, 2014
Reply by Daniel Spruyt

Sandblasting

SandblastingAs announced in the discussion about water etching, I will describe my -limited- experience about sandblasting. Sandblasting ca…

Started by Daniel Spruyt

3 May 8, 2014
Reply by Daniel Spruyt

Magic Water for slip

Magic Water is described as a means of joining two pieces of greenware or attaching handles that have broken off as well as closing cracks.…

Started by Marla Stroup

6 Mar 24, 2014
Reply by Nadine Mercader

question on double wall

Do I need to poke a hole in this double wall bowl? The lid has a thrown hollow knob that I poke a small hole in, and a rolled rim, that I d…

Started by juli long

8 Nov 22, 2013
Reply by juli long

Attaching handles and other appendages to moist clay.

This is a compilation of a string of comments in the S Hill Ox Project group area, brought here as the basis for a discussion. Comment by T…

Started by George Lewter

1 Jul 13, 2012
Reply by Denise S Morris

TRANSFER PRINTING FROM PHOTO COPIES TO THE CLAY SURFACE

UPDATED Transfer Print-to-pot Musings… Some of you are already aware that you can use grease pencils or Crayola crayons to make designs or…

Started by Barbara Hanselman

0 Feb 18, 2012

Underglazes can go on leather up to bone dry?f

I see no-one has started a thread in this section yet, so I'll make my very first post as a novice.  I'm most interested in sgraffito techn…

Started by Rebekah Ross

4 Feb 1, 2012
Reply by Patricia

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