Using Slip

Slip is basically watered down clay. I place my scraps into a bucket and cover with water. I stir it around and break up the big clumps. From my white stoneware scraps I keep in a bucket, I got this creamy smooth white slip. I decided to try it out on some brown stoneware pieces I threw on the wheel. I filled the inside of a container and brushed the top portion on the outside with the white slip. I also brushed a strip on a thrown plate. Once the slip dried, I carved in some leaf designs. They’re being bisque fired now. Once they’re fired I’ll use a satin clear glaze all over.

Author: potteryenthusiast

Former fashion stylist and producer, graphic designer. Studied interior design. Briefly had an online business selling pillows with patterns I designed. Studied ceramics at ROCA (Rockland Center of the Arts) in West Nyack, NY. Moved recently to Fayetteville, AR and plan to study at University of Arkansas.

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