CLAYflicks Topic: Glazing & Decorating Techniques
Sometimes tackling a blank canvas (or pot) can be daunting, but with our decorating and ceramic glaze techniques, you’ll find new and exciting ways to transfer imagery, color, pattern, texture, and glaze without breaking a sweat! There are endless possibilities for decorating pottery, from the forming stage through the glazing, and beyond. Create graphic pots by combining printmaking and ceramics, or go the more traditional route and discover the joys of majolica and painting glazed ceramic wares.
Learn the intricacies of spraying glazes on pottery with Martha Grover, or how Colleen Riley applies glaze with a ladle. Get creative with custom textures with Amy Sanders and Lauren Karle as they demonstrate how to sew with clay to make beautiful forms that reference textiles. Love brushwork, but need some assistance in creating your own marks? Michael Kline is here to show you contemporary twists on traditional pottery traditions.
Creating illustrations on clay doesn’t have to be a chore. Mel Griffin merges her imagery with her ceramic forms which results in dynamic pots. Take advantage of clay’s malleability and incorporate design choices in every stage of forming. Lana Wilson’s playful, colorful, and energetic pots are expressive and she encourages you to play and experiment with texture and pattern. Learn her techniques for handbuilding and decorating with color and you’ll be on your way to making one-of-a-kind pottery. Dying to know how to get ultra-crisp lines flush with the ceramic surface? Then check out Lorna Meaden’s video for great tips on her Mishima ceramic technique.
There are endless methods for decorating pottery, and here you’ll find countless hours of creative techniques for glazing and decorating your work. If you are interested in learning new techniques or brushing up on the tried and true techniques, then you’ve come to the right place! Don’t let that blank canvas syndrome get to you. Browse through our videos and get inspired today!