Wednesday, June 8, 2016


I have been playing around with inlay quite a bit lately and decided to slip in a bowl test in a recent terra cotta firing. I threw a rather simple teabowl form and then once tooled I covered it in a thin coat of my black slip and after waiting a while then covered it in wax and incised a quick "Verses" design and then brushed on the white slip. Once bisque a dip in the clear glaze and into the firing. The bowl was fired at the top of the kiln where it gets rather hot and the black turned a deep, rich black which shows off the white slip all the more. Though I really enjoy making trailed slipware, the design with the inlay is far more precise and creates a line far more like drawing which is what is called for from time to time.

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