Layering Techniques for Sumptuous Surfaces with Colleen Riley

From ombre with engobe to contact paper stencils, this video delivers dozens of new decorating ideas

Ceramics Arts Network, publisher
1 hour, 50 minutes
DVD: $39.97

Have you ever opened a bisque kiln and felt completely overwhelmed by the entire load of blank pots? Are you tired of the dip-and-done approach to glazing? Do you wish you could create surfaces with more depth?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, Colleen Riley’s video Layering Techniques for Sumptuous Surfaces is just what you need. This video is all about surface! Colleen shares numerous techniques for creating layered imagery from the greenware stage through glazing and firing.

Riley’s easy-to-understand demonstrations will have you creating your own gorgeous designs using her creative wax resist, paper resist, carving and other techniques. You’ll also be able to mix and match them into your new designs to get the truly sumptuous surfaces promised in the title.

Discover how to decorate complex forms, learn the pros and cons of engobe versus slip, and find out how to solve problems that inevitably arise during the decorating process. You’ll take your decorating to a whole new, unexpected level after watching this video.

As a gifted teacher, Riley carefully explains her choices of tools and materials, and lets the viewer know when it’s OK to vary from her method. She also shares personal tips, techniques and tricks, such as when to use a high-end sable brush and when she prefers a 65-cent brush from the hardware store that’s one of her favorite tools.

All in all, this video will be a valuable addition to your ceramics video collection, and one that you’ll return to many times to review or gain new inspiration.



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