Fun with slip

This piece used a really fun slip technique. You start with a slab thicker than you need. Use a brush to apply slip of a different color (this was white slip on brown clay). On this one, I used a flat chip brush and twisted it to make circles. The slab sits under heat lamps until the slip is pretty much dry to the touch (touch stops leaving a fingerprint). Then you toss the slab repeatedly on the table so it spreads, thins, and cracks open along the brushstrokes.
I cut a rectangle, slumped it over a rounded mold, and added feet. I glazed with a white glaze that browns when the application is thin.


I didnt do a great job of glazing the bottom, but I’ll let you peek at the feet anyway. I sanded a set of measuring spoons for foot molds and coat the inside with corn starch for a clean release.

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That’s so pretty! What are you using it for?

Interesting technique.
“What are you using it for?” Heeheehee :sunglasses:

I love looking at all the pottery projects on this site. Thanks for sharing your process!

That is really lovely and the FEET! Like a hidden treasure on the bottom, super neat-o.

mmmm looks like glazed sticky buns

What an unusual technique…sounds fun and interesting…thanks for sharing your pieces…until you mentioned it, I would have had no idea how you did those feet…now, I can’t unsee it… :smiley:

So cool! Thanks for sharing your techniques.

A very cool effect!

I love all the detailing you included! I took a beginner pottery class (introduction to different types) and now I am fascinated by unusual pieces. the little feet, the visible brush strokes, and the white glaze. yum!

:shamrock: :metal: :four_leaf_clover:

Fascinating and unique. Beautifully done.