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Published Jul 6, 2022

Slip trailing is a fabulous technique for creating both visual and tactile decoration on pottery and ceramic sculpture. Most of the time, this technique involves trailing a design in slip onto a pot. In addition to slip trailing in the traditional way, Lisa Orr makes sweet little swirly patterns on cloth, lets them stiffen up, and then uses them to make fancy handles for the teeny tiny salt scoopers on her salt centerpieces.

In this excerpt from her video, Lisa shares this slip trailing process. I love everything about this technique, including the very idea of having a salt centerpiece as opposed to a salt shaker.- Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor

 This clip was excerpted from Making and Decorating for Surface Depth, with Lisa Orr, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop! 

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**First published in 2014.