Making and Decorating a Plate with Kip O’Krongly

In this video, Kip O’Krongly shares her techniques for handbuilding a plate with layered illustrated surface decoration. There are so many tips and techniques packed into this video, it will really help you improve your hand building outcomes, decorating skills, as well as your efficiency in the studio.

Runtime: 1 hour, 8 minutes

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Cutting the Shape from a Template and Adding the Foot
Adding Curve to the Plate
Adding an Extruded Rim
Using Latex Resist
Transferring Illustration
The Sgraffito Process
Beginning to Add Color
Creating a Color Gradient Background

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Kip O'Krongly

About the Artist

Kip O’Krongly is a studio artist and instructor living in Northfield, Minnesota. She earned a BA from Carleton College in 2001, and continued her ceramics education in clay studios across the country before returning to Minnesota as the Northern Clay Center Fogelberg Fellow, Materials Technician, and then Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow. Kip has been featured as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist, on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated, and was a Best in Show winner of the Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition. She exhibits work and teaches workshops across the country and was the recipient of a $25,000 McKnight Artist Grant in 2014. To learn more about Kip O’Krongly and see more images of her work, please visit

  • Janet A.

    How does one apply the resist so it peels off? Mulitple coats? Does it have to be bone dry, or bisque to work? I appear to have the same brand.

  • Olga V.

    I love the video. I want to learn about single fire. I understood for apply glaze needs to be in bisque stage. It is a little bit confuse for me. Excellent video!

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