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> Curious here, "Soos" wouldn't painting the sculptures with acrylics, and
> then covering with a gloss medium amount to about the same result? I'd
> to understand more what the advantages of painting with the underglaze and
> covering with clear glaze are say versus acrylics. (reason
> I have).
I'm not Soos, but I'd like to answer this question. Using underglazes and
glazes would give you a more permanent result. I taught high school
ceramics for four years. We did a lot of handbuilding and sculptural work
which some students chose to paint and cover with gloss medium. It looked
nice, but could be nicked if one was not careful. I also found that some
students applied the acrylic too thickly, and then it could be peeled off.
I also did not like how vigilent I had to be about brush cleaning. Believe
it or not, I had beautiful results with watercolor on white bisqueware that
was then covered in gloss medium. I still have pieces I made that are not
faded or nicked (about 10 years old).
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