I put a slip trialed decoration on some of the pieces that I make. Slip trailing is done while the pottery is still moist because otherwise, the slip will not adhere to the piece. The slip I use is a watered-down porcelain clay. I use a porcelain body because it fires very white and is a good contrast to the clay body that I work with.
It may sound strange and at the same time obvious to say, but everything that a potter does affects the final product and you don’t know until the piece comes out of the kiln how it will look. The below is the start to finish when a potter makes a pot. I think that […]
Why I Do What I Do: What is Perfection? There are different ideas of perfection. Most of the time, perfection means flawless and every piece is identical or everything moving in lockstep. We see one type of perfection when we see something made a machine. That is the identical type of perfection. But, when […]