results surface design workshop : xiem clay center
Stamping with Cylinder Seals
Stamping with Cylinder Seals

Carved cylinder stamp pressed into cone 5 clay body, fired in oxidation.

Stamping with Cylinder Seals
Stamping with Cylinder Seals

At bisque stage, white underglaze was brushed on and wiped off, remaining in the lows of the stamped texture.

Neriage Cup
Neriage Cup

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.

Brush vs. Sponge
Brush vs. Sponge

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.

the bottom
the bottom

is always an opportunity.

Nariage Tumbler
Nariage Tumbler

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.

Neriage Tumbler
Neriage Tumbler

Fuming (orange halo) around the wax "windows".

the bottom
the bottom

is for the person sitting across from you.

Soldate Sgrafitto
Soldate Sgrafitto

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.

Neriage + Nerikomi
Neriage + Nerikomi

Clay bodies wedged together to create a Neriage block. Rolled out into a slab and combined with Nerikomi and Porcelian slabs.

Footring
Footring

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.

Glazing for Luster
Glazing for Luster

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 :)

Nerikomi
Nerikomi

Nerikomi and Mishima. Tape resist with super clear and yellow underglaze.

Mishima and Yellow Underglaze
Mishima and Yellow Underglaze

Notice the color change with super clear glaze vs. no glaze

Nerikomi
Nerikomi

with super clear glaze.

Gut Splitting!
Gut Splitting!

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.

Slash!
Slash!

Remember to compress any clay slab in all directions with a rolling pin, even after you use the slab roller.

Frankenstein Vessel
Frankenstein Vessel

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.

Color Palette
Color Palette

Pink, Yellow, White, Black and B-Mix.

Frankenstein detail
Frankenstein detail

Painting, spraying, carving, scoring.

Frankenstein detail
Frankenstein detail

Scoring and pushing out

Frankenstein detail
Frankenstein detail

Mishima: porcelian inlayed in the Bmix

Granite Sgrafitto
Granite Sgrafitto

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.

Mishima
Mishima

Mishima is a technique of inlaying slip or underglaze, into a contrasting clay body.

Granite Sgrafitto
Granite Sgrafitto

Carved and detailed with a stiff brush used for texturing.

Granite Sgrafitto
Granite Sgrafitto

Super clear with "cloud" washed away with a sponge.

Granite Sgrafitto
Granite Sgrafitto

I like the result of the brushed porcelain on the gray granite, it feels like a gossamer veil.

Cylinder: Water Carving
Cylinder: Water Carving

The design was painted in ModPodge on leatherhard to bonedry porcelain.

Water Carving
Water Carving

Water eroded away porcelain that was not protected by the ModPodge.

Water Carving detail
Water Carving detail

Glazed with a clear liner

Demo: Double Wall Bowl
Demo: Double Wall Bowl

Rods Bod thrown upside down on a bat.

Double Wall Bowl
Double Wall Bowl

Sgrafitto: at leather hard, painted with porcelain and carved.

Double Wall Bowl
Double Wall Bowl

Sgrafitto with super clear.

Slab Cup
Slab Cup

Soldate stamped and painted with yellow underglaze to enhance texture.

Slab Cup detail
Slab Cup detail

Waxed to reveal stamping, gloss white glaze.

The Bottom
The Bottom

is part of the design.

Big Yellow Scribe
Big Yellow Scribe

Haki brush was used to paint a field of yellow underglaze.

Big Yellow Scribe
Big Yellow Scribe

Dry brush technique to apply "scratchy" black underglaze. Pin tool to further detail.

Big Yellow Scribe
Big Yellow Scribe

My Scribe linear design was painted in Mod Podge, similar to the water carving.

Big Yellow Scribe
Big Yellow Scribe

The underglaze was washed away from areas not protected by Mod Podge.

Wax Intaglio Bowl
Wax Intaglio Bowl

Glazed with Blue Bray Shino first.

Wax Intaglio
Wax Intaglio

Design is painted in wax.

Wax Intaglio
Wax Intaglio

Additionally, wax is carved down to the claybdy to create the fine lines.

Wax Intaglio
Wax Intaglio

Bowl was then quickly dipped in to Temoku.

Cuerda Seca
Cuerda Seca

Wax and Cobalt metallic oxide was mixed together.

Cuerda Seca
Cuerda Seca

The lines are then painted with the Wax/Oxide mixture.

Cuerda Seca
Cuerda Seca

The bottom was painted with a thinner, less oxide to wax mixture so you can see the clay body through the line.

Cuerda Seca
Cuerda Seca

The top was painted with a wax+oxide mixture with more cobalt. The line is opaque with cobalt.

Majolica Plate
Majolica Plate

Glazed with gloss white first.

Majolica Plate
Majolica Plate

Underglaze was painted on top of the gloss glaze. A pin tool was used to draw though the underglaze.