Underglaze Pencils

Underglaze pencils are a great way to draw fine lines on your pottery. I used underglaze paints for the wide black area, the red rim and the foot. I then scraped a line through the black area with a carving tool and followed the line with a black underglaze pencil. I completed the pattern with some dots between the lines and gave it an allover clear glaze. The pencils come in an assortment of colors and are a bit pricey for a set but you can also buy them individually. Many potters use pencils on the bottom of their pieces to add their signatures.

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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