Frustrated by the amount of time between forming a piece and decorating it after a bisque fire, Mitch Lyons came up with several finishing techniques he could incorporate into the forming stage. Many of these involve colored slip.
In today’s video, Mitch shares a few of those techniques, including how to make your very own clay pastels. Enjoy! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
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This clip was excerpted from the full-length DVD Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.
To learn more about slips, engobes and underglazes, see “Slip, Engobe, or Underglaze? Robin Hopper Demystifies Three Common Pottery Materials” in the Ceramic Arts Daily Archives.