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#1 DPancioli

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:35 AM

Have you settled on one particular surfacing technique to enhance your work?


I teach my students six or seven surface techniques so that they might find one in
particular that they like. They experience sgraffito through slip, Mishima, Slip printing
(slip on paper that is rolled onto the surface), Paper pattern, and Roller pattern.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

I decorate all my work with on glaze brush decoration. I am firing stoneware and porcelain and use a lot of matt glazes with cobalt and iron brush work. I started out by practising with a Japanese bamboo brush and India ink on newspaper. I also do a lot of banding.To see me in action, go to
youtube In Plain View Winnipeg.ca Tom Roberts
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

Nice you tube Tom. I enjoyed watching you work..especially left handed. I am left handed too.
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:18 PM

Yes, I use the coil technique to enhance the surface of my works.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

Nice you tube Tom. I enjoyed watching you work..especially left handed. I am left handed too.
Thanks for sharing.
Marcia


Marcia;
Did you know that Michael Cardew was left-handed. The left hand is the important shaping hand for making bowls. One of the few times we have an advantage.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:10 PM

Nice video, Tom. Never thought of leftys having an advantage with bowls. Of course if you reverse the wheel you don't. I'm having to learn to throw some parts in reverse so that the spiral movement up my lidded jars continues through the lid. Not easy.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

I'm having to learn to throw some parts in reverse so that the spiral movement up my lidded jars continues through the lid. Not easy.


Jim,

Move to Japan or Korea to study for a year. ;)


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#8 Maureen@ shack art studios

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:33 PM

I love to use peach Pitts or tree bark to surface my animal sculptures.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:13 PM

I am a fan of chattering. Then I get to fill in the chatter marks and create some colorful moments. I make my own tobikanna (chattering tool) from pallet strapping, as well as some trimming tools.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:22 PM

I decorate all my work with on glaze brush decoration. I am firing stoneware and porcelain and use a lot of matt glazes with cobalt and iron brush work. I started out by practising with a Japanese bamboo brush and India ink on newspaper. I also do a lot of banding.To see me in action, go to
youtube In Plain View Winnipeg.ca Tom Roberts
TJR.

Great video, Tom! Is that dark color you paint with a glaze, underglaze, oxide? Iand were they greenware? When yopitot them in the kiln, they looked like they were pai Ted, but didn't have a glaze over the entire surface. I am trying to figure how different glazes look when fired. Thanks for anyhekp,
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:15 AM


I decorate all my work with on glaze brush decoration. I am firing stoneware and porcelain and use a lot of matt glazes with cobalt and iron brush work. I started out by practising with a Japanese bamboo brush and India ink on newspaper. I also do a lot of banding.To see me in action, go to
youtube In Plain View Winnipeg.ca Tom Roberts http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be
TJR.

Great video, Tom! Is that dark color you paint with a glaze, underglaze, oxide? Iand were they greenware? When yopitot them in the kiln, they looked like they were pai Ted, but didn't have a glaze over the entire surface. I am trying to figure how different glazes look when fired. Thanks for anyhekp,
Nancy

Nancylee;
I replied directly to you, but realize that other enquiring minds may want to know. The pots in the video are glazed, usually a white matt, then the decoration is painted on top of the unfired glaze. I fire in the gas kiln. In the vid you see me loading into an electric. This was just the film makers idea for continuity.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:52 PM



I decorate all my work with on glaze brush decoration. I am firing stoneware and porcelain and use a lot of matt glazes with cobalt and iron brush work. I started out by practising with a Japanese bamboo brush and India ink on newspaper. I also do a lot of banding.To see me in action, go to
youtube In Plain View Winnipeg.ca Tom Roberts http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be
TJR.

Great video, Tom! Is that dark color you paint with a glaze, underglaze, oxide? Iand were they greenware? When yopitot them in the kiln, they looked like they were pai Ted, but didn't have a glaze over the entire surface. I am trying to figure how different glazes look when fired. Thanks for anyhekp,
Nancy

Nancylee;
I replied directly to you, but realize that other enquiring minds may want to know. The pots in the video are glazed, usually a white matt, then the decoration is painted on top of the unfired glaze. I fire in the gas kiln. In the vid you see me loading into an electric. This was just the film makers idea for continuity.
TJR



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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:55 PM

Dear Tom,

I agree, really great video. You make me proud that you are a Canadian potter. That's a lot of stairs you have to climb to get to your studio. I must say, I do like your fish. Nice and simple but strong decoration. I remember once hearing Tony Clennell say "if you are going to make a mark on a pot do it with conviction--make it strong." Your brush strokes are strong and yet they compliment your vessels. Again, thank you for sharing that with us.

Nelly

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:44 AM

I am a hoarder of produce bags and use them in various ways to apply texture. Then I use oxide washes and glaze to emphasize some of the texture.




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