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QotW: What is your predominant method of decorating the greenware, and how do you deal with this decoration in your glazing?


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Hi folks, time for another topic, and don't forget you may post new ideas for QotW in the pool here:

Of late I have considered some changes in the decorative process, I have often been interested in surface decoration and texture. I have probably done the gambit of Impressing, incising, piercing, added on clay or sprigging. In my earlier years I did mostly glaze dipping over bare surfaces, then spraying glazes through lace, and silk flower/leaves, along with calligraphic brushwork to bring out or add details. The last 20 years have been more about texture in the piece; first was faceting, then incising the unshaped cylinder. Then I started stamping, and forcing more into the clay to the point I often had to repair the piece when leather hard. Glazing was completed by spraying from different angles to highlight the surfaces. Lately I have considered returning to the smooth surfaces for large areas, with other areas of texture applied before the shaping. I would then decorate the smooth areas as mentioned before with stencils and inglaze work.

QotW: What is your predominant method of decorating the greenware, and how do you deal with this decoration in your glazing?

 

best,

Pres

 

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Glazing a large jar or vase I spray,  if I am making a set of dishes I dip.   The last few years I was making coiled, smoothed pots with Mimbres designs on them with a lot of naked clay on the pots.  I brushed the designs on with very small brushes.   I am starting on a sculptural mural,  I am planning on using under glaze, clear glaze, mat glaze and naked areas.  I haven't got that part totally put together,  the glaze will be brushed on.    Denice

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