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Re: black on black pottery

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From: Judie (judiej50_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Nov 01 2002 - 03:38:44 PST


Paint the greenware or leatherhard clay with a black underglaze. Draw in
some patterns or images and either burnish these areas or put a coat of
CLEAR GLAZE on the patterns or images and fire. The images or patterns
then stand out from the matte background.

Judie J

>I know that it is possible to achieve a "black on black" pottery result with
>a pit firing, but what about in an electric kiln? Is there any way to pull
>this off? I don't think so, but I thought I would put the question out to
>our ceramic gurus. Also, a while back, someone gave directions for
>burnsihing leather hard/bone dry pots. I did that, but have not fired it
>yet. Do I need to fire it at a certain cone to retain the burnished
>surface?
>Thanks,
>Marian
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