How to Create Tactile Decoration with Slip Trailing, Terra Sigillata, and Sgraffito

This clip was excerpted from Handbuilt Forms with Soft Slabs: Developing Ideas, Sketches,and Patterns into Functional Pottery, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!

Create tactile decoration by combining slip trailing, terra sigillata, and underglaze

Making low-fire work in an electric kiln, Liz Zlot Summerfield carefully considers her surface decoration at every step along the way. In today’s post, an excerpt from her DVD Handbuilt Forms with Soft Slabs: Developing Ideas, Sketches,and Patterns into Functional Pottery, Liz shares a couple of techniques that help create surface variation that functions aesthetically and tactilely.- Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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To learn more about Liz Zlot Summerfield or to see more images of her work, please visit www.lzspottery.com.


 **First published in March 2014
Comments
  • So interesting and so clearly explained. As a potter very much in a learning stage it gives me inspiration and excitement as to what is possible.

  • Liz, your video demos are so wonderful — easy to understand and inspiring. Your designs are precious. I am looking forward to meeting you in late May . . . I will be in Asheville and am looking forward to coming by your studio! xo Vicki

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