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Mes Potes et Mes Pots. Hi, my name is Russel and I'm a Pot Fondler.

Mes Potes et Mes Pots

There I said it and already I feel better about it. I'm the guy you've seen skulking behind the potted ferns in galleries and fairs just waiting for you to turn your back so I can get at your pots. I can't control it! In the presence of good pots something just comes over me! I've got to feel the balance of their weight, pet their bottoms, stroke their sensuous curves, nuzzle their graceful necks, their luscious lips!!!! As if that weren't enough! Pottery for the home, hand and spirit. Varda Sharon Kramer - Walking beyond: When is the right time to stop.

When is the right time to stop…?

Varda Sharon Kramer - Walking beyond: When is the right time to stop

Although the plastic bags, the new bowls are becoming too dry for the sgraffito work, but I do not want to give it up, so I work and work and work. The same old problem I have encountered while painting popped up now; when is the right time to stop? First stage, the 3 engobes mixed on the bowl: Botanicals - John Bauer Art. Creating Surface Designs with Glaze, Wax and Underglaze. Color Splash: How to Make Vibrant Bursts of Color on Pottery Using Ceramic Colorants and Slip. Easy Application In the final step, Lana dips the piece in a clear glaze, and fires to cone 6.

Color Splash: How to Make Vibrant Bursts of Color on Pottery Using Ceramic Colorants and Slip

Through lots of experimenting, and with lots more to go, Wilson finds that ending with a dark color on top works best for her. Mixing Colored Slips There are two groups of colored slips. The first group Wilson uses for the base coat that she washes off, leaving color in all the recesses. Glaze Recipe From Richard Burkett. NOTE: Stain-bearing slips applied to surfaces that come into contact with food need to be covered with a food-safe clear glaze. Cinderelish. I've been busy lately making pottery and doing lots of pottery related things.

Cinderelish

I went to Bracker's for 2nd Satruday and watched Susan Speck work. She made a wonderful little stacking teaset. Bracker's has invited me do a 2nd Saturday demo too. I am tentatively scheduled for April. Fumiya Mukoyama’s Zogan Yusai: Precise Pottery Decoration with Slip Inlay and Glaze Patterning. Figure 2.

Fumiya Mukoyama’s Zogan Yusai: Precise Pottery Decoration with Slip Inlay and Glaze Patterning

After you finish throwing, cut the pot off the hump. Be careful to mark a line first so you don’t cut through the bottom. After the piece is leather hard, you’re ready to trim. The Sgraffito Fantastico. Sylvian Meschia céramiques SgraffitoVessel by lessgreedcompany Sgraf-trio tumblers Italian sgraffito stoneware vase Stacy Stanhope – ‘ what are ewe ‘ Sylvian Meschia sgraffito vessel Scratching and carving clay.

The Sgraffito Fantastico

PrintPatternProject: Image Transfer. Today I attended an image transfer workshop for potters.

PrintPatternProject: Image Transfer

I am not a potter (though I have done pottery) but I was hoping to learn techniques I could use in other mediums and I did! The processes we learned were simple with amazing results. Slip and glaze trailing is the process of drawing designs. Order by credit cards or PayPal All orders will be shipped by Canada Post.

Slip and glaze trailing is the process of drawing designs

Shipping time to US and Canada is about 2 to 6 days by air, and 1 to 4 weeks by surface mail. All International orders will be shipped via Canada Post International Parcel-Surface. Shipping time is about 4 to 15 weeks depends on destination. We can ship by faster and traceable couriers services upon your request, please email us for additional freight charges. Order by checks or Money Orders: Order Form back to home page Please email to info@bambootools.com for couriers shipping charge. Beyond Wax Resist: Alternatives for Interesting Resist Decoration on Your Ceramic Art. Paper Resists While paper resists won’t work on bisque where I do most of my decoration, tape does and comes in many different forms and widths. Drafting and pin-striping tapes come in extremely fine widths and are very flexible. Stickers are also an option. If you want a shape or thickness in a tape or sticker that isn’t available, cut the exact shape you want out of paper, glue it to the pot with diluted white glue and smooth it down with a rubber or foam roller.

Or stick the edges of your paper cutout down with a border of tape. You could also cut your design out of self-adhesive shelf paper or even masking tape. Application Treat liquid or soft resist materials like any other decorating material. Safety Most of the materials discussed are safe to use. I hope you’re getting the idea. If you have any other non-traditional resist ideas to share, post them as comments below. Layers of Information: How to Build Surface Texture Layer by Layer. Forming the Platter Lana had created a slab much larger than what she actually needed for the piece she had in mind.

Layers of Information: How to Build Surface Texture Layer by Layer

She cut a framing device out of a piece of paper roughly the proportions of her intended serving dish. She used this viewfinder to locate the best part of her texture drawing, marked the boundaries by laying down a straight edge then, using the straight edge again, cut out the shape. Lana needed to take two darts out of each end to have the flat shape rise up into the form she wanted. “Oh, I suppose I should use a template, but I never do,” she quipped, knowing that I am a template fiend.

Cut the first one, I’ll use it to cut the other three,” she explained, as she cut out and removed the first dart. She took the triangular piece of clay she removed, turned it over, and set it gently down to trace it where she wanted the second dart. The size of the dart determines the shape of the final form.