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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!
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