Ceramic artist Kim Westad started out her career as a graphic designer, but soon realized that she didn’t want to … Read More
Ceramic Decorating Techniques
Decorating pottery is one of the most rewarding aspects of working in clay. It’s the time when you can add color and life to a bare clay surface and really show off your creative talents. If you are looking for new pottery decorating techniques, you’ve come to the right place!
Interested in decorating pottery using terra sigillata techniques? You’ll find recipes and techniques here. Have you always wanted to try your hand at majolica pottery? You can learn more about it here. Wondering what is possible with commercial glazes? Look no farther! We’ve gathered myriad articles on myriad ceramic decorating techniques here in one place.
Download your free copy of Five Great Pottery Decorating Techniques: A How-to Guide for Decorating Ceramic Surfaces for in-depth projects that will help you improve your decorating skills!
There are endless methods for decorating pottery, from the forming stage through final glazing and beyond. Slip decorating is a great example of a versatile technique. If you’d like a raised design, slip trailing is the way to go. Mishima ceramic techniques are what you’d want for thin lines flush with the ceramic surface. You can also use slip for decorating pottery with various image transfer techniques. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! There are MANY other ways to use slip for pottery decorating, and you’ll find them when you browse through our archives!
So if you are interested in learning creative techniques for decorating pottery, be sure to download your free copy of Five Great Pottery Decorating Techniques: A How-to Guide for Decorating Ceramic Surfaces, which includes detailed well-illustrated, step-by-step pottery making projects by nationally known potters, teachers and workshop presenters. And subscribe to the Ceramic Arts Daily newsletter today!
Pottery Decorating Video: Making Beautiful Marks on Pottery with Fluting, Carving and Painting with Wax
Decorating the surface of pottery is arguably just as enjoyable as creating the form and there are endless variations on … Read More
In today’s video, Sheila Clennell demonstrates this simple decorative “top knot” handle, a nice embellishment for a lidded form.
Adding binding … Read More
Following Friday’s video on the collaboration between potters Tom Coleman and Frank Boyden, I would be remiss without mentioning another … Read More
If you ever use slip trailing to decorate your ceramic art, chances are, you have had the frustrating experience of … Read More
We’re kicking off 2009 with a how-to ceramics video about using paper stencils and underglaze for surface decoration. The video … Read More
When I think of terra sigillata, I think of the soft, satin surfaces of low-fired earthenware, like Greek red and … Read More
Have you ever wanted to draw imagery on a vessel or sculpture, but been frustrated by the fact that the … Read More
Lisa Bare Culp demonstrates a similar technique to Mark’s stamped rim technique, but on a simple vase form. I think … Read More
Stencils can be a very effective means of applying repetitive surface decoration to ceramic surfaces, especially for the drawing impaired … Read More