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When you look at pots in magazines, online, or at shows, you know it’s the pieces with interesting layered surfaces that catch your attention. After all the work we do in learning how to form pieces by hand or on the wheel, we often skip spending time on decorating — and that makes all the difference in the world. Using a variety of techniques and materials, Erin demonstrates how you can create visual depth to your surfaces. She works with clay at every stage from leather-hard to glazed using a variety of techniques. After you watch her demonstrate, you’ll be able to take something as simple as a circle and create different surfaces — something crisp, something detailed, something with relief — all used together to create a surface that will turn people’s heads.

Contents:
Introduction
Chapter 1 - Underglazes and Paper Stencils
Chapter 2 - Rubber Stamping & Shellac Resists
Chapter 3 - Slip Trailed Underglaze Layers & Mishima
Chapter 4 - Paper Stencils, Photo Copy Printing, & Underglaze Inlays
Chapter 5 - Paper Stencils, Underglazes, & Slip Trailing
Chapter 6 - Stamping Underglazes & Sgraffito
Chapter 7 - Spraying Glazes
Chapter 8 - Post Firing: Luster
Chapter 9 - Post Firing: Decals
Conclusion

Total runtime: Approximately 2 hours, 38 minutes

About the Author

Erin Furimsky

Erin Furimsky is a studio artist in Normal, Illinois, whose work focuses on the relationship of sculptural form with highly ornamented surfaces. She holds a BFA from The Pennsylvania State University (1997) and an MFA from The Ohio State University (2002). Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2006, she was selected as an emerging artist by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. She has participated in numerous artist residencies, presented at national workshops, as well as serving as a visiting professor at Illinois State University and Heartland Community College. To learn more and see more images of Erin’s work, visit www.erinfurimsky.com.
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