What interesting found objects are people using to add texture to clay?
Adding Texture To Clay
Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:00 PM
Are you asking about tools and other items used to put texture on the surface of a ware, or additives to the clay body to give it more texture?
Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:54 PM
Just looking for ideas to stamp texture on the surface.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:08 PM
I've used buttons, jewelry, the wheels on toy cars and trucks, lace, cut work (as on linens), a sewing tracing wheel and the ends of paint brushes, pens, and other tools.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:37 PM
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:33 AM
When I think of stamped or impressed decoration, I express it as pattern. I have used a variety of materials to create patterns that include clay/wood/metal stamps many times hand made or carved by myself. Other materials I use for patterns include lace, floor mats, table mats, buttons, machine parts(gears, pulleys etc.), pieces of typewriters, adding machines, computer printers, and old printing presses. I use commercial materials from cake decorating tools, fimo clay tools, and a variety of artist brushes and tools. Nothing is sacred when it comes to creating regular or irregular patterns in the clay. As far as adding texture, I have rolled puts in hay chaff, uncooked rice, wheat, or oatmeal, even added oatmeal and wheat to my throwing bodies to see what happened there. I have carved a series of paddles used by the HS students that would add great varied patterns to the coil pottery and to some of the slab work.
Lately I have been exploring the creation of wooden frames with modelling paste texture/pattern inside carving through this with a dremel tool and then rolling the slabs into the frame for complete side walls of slab pots to be used in combination with thrown feet, necks and lids. It is a slow process, and one that takes a lot of work to make just one piece, so I am trying to do multiples or find ways of making the forms more adjustable.
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