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I would like to share my latest experiments with colored clay ... I hope it will be a treat for all of you who love to throw. I spent most of last year experimenting with throwing colored clay in a way I call ... "Intentional Color Placement". In other words, instead of throwing randomly mixed colors like agateware, I wanted to get the colors exactly where I wanted them to be. I also wanted to create my own stripes and patterns by planning, not accident. So here are the results printed in the March/April 2017 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated. http://ceramicartsdaily.org/pottery-making-illustrated I hope many of you try these techniques and post pictures of your results. I would love to see what good throwers do with it!!
Sooooo ... I have been trying to develop some processes for throwing colored clay. I get tired of seeing two clays mashed together for a marbled effect ... I was convinced there was so much more possible! Note, I am not the best thrower in town by a long shot, but got tired of waiting for opportunities to get better throwers to execute my plans. I have thrown 13 'bowls' ... slam centered the clay in specific patterns then thrown as best as I could. Lots of pictures and notes. They came out of the high fire today and many more notes taken. Yes, there are definite differences in each bowl and dish with original pattern placement showing through ... BUT ... in my mind I cannot call this a fact until I can repeat it, right? Even though I don't enjoy throwing I think I am going to have to make more of the most promising ones in at least a couple different shapes before I can offer it as info in a workshop or publication??? Opinions???