in my solitude
|in my solitude|
|greenware jar with brushed on slip|
25% Feldspar (Custer Potash is what I have on hand at the moment)
25% Ball Clay (I use Kentucky Ball)
I only use this slip on functional work. Usually in a soft peak consistency---like whipping cream. I use an immersion blender---a cheap one to mix the slip. I don't sieve it. This slip I brush on or pipe on.
|pedestal/cupcake stand with sgraffito and slip work|
I did some sgraffito technique on some vases, cupcake stands and jars yesterday. As I had very little black slip made up I decided not to cover the entire pieces. I did one vase with brush strokes and then scratched out a drawing into the brushstrokes using a tapestry needle. All of this was spare of the moment thing. I decided the brushstrokes reminded of feathers. So I winged it.