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In Topic: Black Raven

Today, 12:47 PM

judy, whatever you add to the clay itself once the pot is made, comes out as thick as you want it to.  


make slip as thin or as thick as you decide.


put as many layers of underglaze over the clay as you decide.  


cut into the clay as deeply as you decide.


the beauty and the problem with all this is that it is your responsibility to do what will work to produce the result you desire.    i am still having problems understanding the question.  i hope i have not confused you.

In Topic: Black Raven

Today, 08:11 AM

the descriptions of scraffito were written many years ago.  slip was the easy, cheaper thing for potters to use.  the explosion of factory made underglazes is recent  and today, people have money enough to buy things earlier potters would have never thought of.


yes, i use lots of different colors of underglaze and carve through it all.   what are you thinking?  even if you apply a ton of underglaze while the pot is still damp, you are only thickening the layer of color.  you will put your tool into the clay under the color.


 i do not understand the question.

In Topic: Black Raven

Yesterday, 10:09 PM

judy, why not just get some black underglaze?  if you are doing scraffito, that works great.  apply it when the item is made and let them dry together, carve and enjoy.

In Topic: Raising The Dead

Yesterday, 09:54 PM

the damage could have been caused by someone using a forklift on it.  ALMOST had that happen when i was building my house.  nice young man knew more than i did, of course.  he got a good lesson on who is the boss that day. :angry:  

In Topic: Do You Store Your Glazes Dry Or Wet?

Yesterday, 09:50 PM

i have both.  because i like some of the base glazes with differing colors, i make sure i label the dry bucket with whether or not i have added any of the things not in the base itself.  like bentonite.    that way, i can take 20 grams of the base and try a new color just to see whether it will work.  makes testing lots of colors easy enough for even me, i hate glazing and testing.  but i do it.  a recent purchase of a new stain, Lobster, resulted in several tests.  so far, so good.


some of my glazes are from the last century.  they still work, i just don't like brown and have a hard time using them up.  i use a lot of green, and have 2 buckets, one wet and one dry so i can refill the wet one while working.  always, always with distilled water.