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A cut here, some pumice gel there

Posted on: October 17, 2012

Been fiddling around a bit with some different ways of doing things.

The first has been cutting into pottery all the way instead of sgrafitto with slip like I normally do. I have had a couple of failed attempts but think the new one is coming out okay. I have a picture below. I am still making like an amorphous blobby pattern with it but just hollowing out spaces in the form itself. I have also thrown a base to this piece since it is a bit short and I want to give it some height. The failed attempts mostly had to do with either the clay being too wet, or the cuts being too close together, or both!

I also am really liking pumice gel lately. I tried some out before on a set of clay earrings and really enjoyed the texture and the fact I can apply it to wet clay and fire it and it doesn’t burn out. I want to add it to some more pottery and have some stuff with that rough texture, I may add some to the base of the piece I mentioned above. However I have already been adding it to an encaustic piece I have been playing with. I have a picture of that below too. This piece will probably get some more of the light green added to it and I might add some clay beads to it hanging underneath, not sure yet still playing with it, I just know it’s not done yet.

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