Creating Layers of Surface Detail with Texture Stenciling

This clip was excerpted from Creative Forming with Custom Texture, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!

When most of us think of stenciling on pottery, we probably think of laying down a stencil and painting over it with an underglaze or a glaze. But since clay is malleable, we don’t have to stop there!

In today’s video, an excerpt from her DVD Creative Forming with Custom Texture, (which is on sale this weekend!) Amy Sanders shares her technique of texture stenciling. What a fabulous idea! – Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor.

 


To learn more about Amy Sanders or to see more images of her work, please visit http://theretherepottery.blogspot.com/.

**First published in 2011

* sale ends 7/19/17 at 7 am EDT
Comments
  • Thanks so much for some great ideas! Need to get out into my studio and try it out ASAP! Thanks for the new inspiration!

  • Love this, simple and so inspiring!

  • Thanks very much for the more reliable homemade stencil idea !
    I just used a shiny newspaper ad page cut up the other day and it was being difficult, to say the least, and was not reusable.

  • Thanks for this. Extremely interesting. One question (and forgive if I’ve asked it before — I don’t recall) but could we see final, glazed products more often at the end of these videos? That would be extremely helpful.

  • Thanks for the interesting use of stencils. I, too, would like to see a sample of the finished work. One suggestion for future videos would be to have the artist hold the object very still in front of the camera for a moment or two, especially during a closeup or display it on a slant on the table; for ex. when showing the cut off version of the serrated rib or the stencil.

  • Sorry, we don’t have the exact finished piece. The image at the top of the page shows a similar finished piece – earthenware with white slip and a translucent blue glaze. Click the image to enlarge. See more images of Amy’s finished work on her website (including many more similar texture stenciled pieces – link above.

  • Wonderful idea. I’m on the fast track to give it a try
    Thank you Amy.

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