Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
Been reading a lot about Jim Malone, Mike Dodd, and to some extent Phil Rogers regarding treatment with slip using finger trailing or Hakeme brushes.
It is used a great deal in functional ware and i am wondering if they put a clear slip over their work after the drawing through, or scratching through or what ever....
Jim Malone uses an iron wash that he then covers with a white slip (that looks pale yellow to me) and fires this as bisque. He then paints with cobalt and iron. Others use only the slip with no other mention of separate glaze. It appears that one would have to use some clear glaze at a minimum to make the ware functional to eat or drink from.
Also what is Malone doing after he paints the cobalt / iron ? A glaze fire after clear ? Several texts are not clear on this. Would appreciate some help. Thank you all.
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