Daily How to Decorate Pottery Using the Cuerda Seca Technique
Cuerda seca, which translates from Spanish to “dry cord,” is an ancient technique for creating line decoration on pottery using a mixture of wax resist and a colorant. It is a great way to add definition to drawings because the wax resist keeps the glaze from covering up the lines.
Daily How to Make a Chattering Tool and Make Great Marks
While chattering marks when trimming wheel thrown pottery are sometimes seen as a flaw, many potters deliberately make chattering marks on their pots. In this post, an excerpt from the May/June 2022 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, Delores Farmer shares how she makes her own chattering tools out of metal strapping, and then uses them to make great marks on her work.
Daily A Slick Way to Transfer Printed Designs onto Curved Surfaces
Surface design techniques are endless but often favor application on flat planes or greenware. Since many ceramic surfaces are not flat, potters have come up with clever ways to transfer screen printed designs to their work.
Daily Creating Lively Surfaces with Wax Resist Brush Decoration
When you make animated pots, you have to be sure the glazing and decorating complement the movement in the form. Nick Joerling does this beautifully on his pots by creating simple wax resist brush decoration to contrast with different glaze layers.
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