results surface design workshop : xiem clay center
At bisque stage, white underglaze was brushed on and wiped off, remaining in the lows of the stamped texture.
Neriage thrown cup with porcelain, black mountain, granite, rods bod. Waxed with the tip of a brush, glazed with gloss white. Everything is fired at 10^ reduction from this point.
Results: the tip of the brush was less consistent than I desired for this piece. Reflection: the sponge tools may give me the uniform shape I envisioned.
Neriage thrown cup with porcelain, black mountain, granite and rods bod. Waxed spots, glazed with matte white. Glaze is opaque and yet the iron in the clay body is strong and peeks through giving it great dimension.
A wide haki brush was used to paint porcelain slip on Soldate. Drawn through with a pin tool to reveal the clay body underneath. Clear glaze liner.
Clay bodies wedged together to create a Neriage block. Rolled out into a slab and combined with Nerikomi and Porcelian slabs.
Slab was then put on a hump mold and secured to a wheel head, combining handbuilding and throwing. In our workshop, I scored and slipped a coil to the slab and then threw the foot ring upward on the mold.
Using a spent sheet of circular stickers, I glazed 3 dots in anticipation of gold luster. The contrast of glossy gold with the unglazed clay bodies is what I'm going after. Again, we can see the fuming halo blushing :)
The nerikomi slab was too thin for the small leg size underneath in a 10^ firing > it pushed the clay design open and warped the bowl in firing. Reflection: use a thicker slab of nerikomi design in clay or roll it onto another slab or use a foot ring.
Remember to compress any clay slab in all directions with a rolling pin, even after you use the slab roller.
Many techniques were used for this piece. 1. Painting with Yellow and black underglaze (dry brush). 2. Scoring with an Exacto blade and pushing from the inside outward. 3. Sgraffito. 4. Glaze with gloss white in the texture and Piglet Pink for liner.
I had this piece prepped for demonstration but used the BMix Cylinder during our workshop. I finished this and wanted to share the same Sgrafitto and Mishima techniques but on a different clay body > Ganite with super clear glaze overall.
The bottom was painted with a thinner, less oxide to wax mixture so you can see the clay body through the line.