Since I was traveling post-workshop and didn’t want to transport leather or bone dry greenware, I spent some of my time experimenting with layered slip techniques, and then wrapped the slabs in plastic for transport home to my studio. I then used some of my molds to make things when I got back to Florida. Here’s a composite shot of some pieces:
And a closeup of a rectangular plate:
Another technique we learned was for this type of textured, layered tile. I used one of Lana’s hand stamps to make this prototype:
It was bisque fired and then treated with underglaze that was brushed into the textures and wiped off the surface. Fun! I’m working on some imagery to use with this technique… Stay tuned 🙂
I’m in Asheville for a week on vacation, taking a workshop with Lana Wilson at the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts. Lana is a very dynamic teacher and we learned lots today. Above are a some examples of a layered slip decorating technique. Way fun.