How to Use Slips of Varying Thickness to Create Texture

naplesslip_620There are lots of ways to create texture on pottery, the most obvious being stamping the malleable surface. But Lisa Naples creates beautiful random texture on her work with slips of varying consistencies. In today’s post, an excerpt from her our compilation DVD Handbuilding: Texture and Surface, she demonstrates how her thin, thick, and thicker slips can build up different textures creating lovely surfaces.- Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


This clip was excerpted from Handbuilding: Texture and Surface, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!

View a clip from Lisa’s full-length video Flat to Functional: Handbuilding and Slip Decorating here!

NaplesTo learn more about Lisa Naples or to see more images of her work, please visit

  • Great demonstration, thanks.

  • Thanks for sharing this idea. I love it and will give it a try.

  • I really admire Lisa’s textured surfaces, and have just purchased her video.(can’t wait!) Thanks for showcasing her work!

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