Sgraffito can be an impactful, dramatic way of decorating pots (like in Kathy King’s plate to the left) or a … Read More
Ceramic Decorating Tools
Looking for ideas and instruction on the multitude of ceramic decorating tools out there. The Decorating Tools section of Ceramic Arts Daily is the right place to be. Here we’ve gathered articles and information on the tools used in decorating ceramic work from potters of all level of experience. You’ll find out how they use store-bought, found or even handmade ceramic decorating tools to make their work their own.
And don’t forget to download your free copy of the Ceramic Decorating Tool Techniques: How To Use Clay Pencils, Slip Trailers, Glaze Pens, and Carving Tools. This handy studio reference includes valuable technical references and great clay tools to help you with forming, surface decoration and firing.
One of the best things about clay is its ability to take on texture. From handmade to storebought, from clay texture rollers to traditional stamps, we have pottery texture tools covered in our archives. You’ll also find different ways to make your own clay stamps using everything from polymer clay to plaster.
Clay can also be cut, carved, slashed, and scratched for decoration. If you’re looking for advice on the best clay carving tools, you’ll find lots of articles detailing the tools and pottery carving techniques. You’ll also discover innovative techniques for making your own carving tools or adapting the carving tools you already own to be more ergonomic. Love sgraffito? We have several articles on how to make your own sgraffito tools and advice on perfecting the technique!
And, of course, there are multiple ways to get imagery onto clay, using everything from brushes to screen printing to slip trailing. We’ve got those ceramic decorating tools covered in these pages too!
No matter where your interests lie, you’re sure to find something interesting and educational on ceramic decorating tools on Ceramic Arts Daily. So jump in and explore!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, potters and ceramic artists are some of the most resourceful … Read More
Today we are presenting one of the Honorable Mentions from our recent D.I.Y. Clay Tools Video Contest. This one comes … Read More
Handbuilding Video: Sandi Pierantozzi Demonstrates How to Use a Template to Make a Textured Soft-Slab-Built Bowl with a Wrapped Rim
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Potters Council Handbuilding workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. As usual, … Read More
There are many reasons for the aesthetic choices artists make. Emily Reason chooses repetitive marks in part because she finds … Read More
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love when potters come up with clever homemade tools. When … Read More
by Ken Magee and Peggy Breidenbach
Today we bring you a couple of great reader-submitted tips for ceramic tools. These tips … Read More
Today, ceramic artist Andi Fasimpaur shares a technique for making rolling stamps, or roulettes. These rolling stamps are super fun … Read More
Today’s feature comes to us from Ceramic Arts Daily subscriber C.A. Sanger of Waterville, Kansas. She was inspired to send … Read More
So readers, after Monday’s feature From Flat to Round: Screen Printing Glaze Patterns onto Pottery, are you ready to try … Read More