Karlawald wrote: > > Has anyone out there used colored slip on clay pots? > > I have some students making simple clay containers. They have planned some > interesting repeated designs to put around them. Rather than just carve the > designs into the clay, I would really like to cover them with a red slip and > scraffito the designs so they show up as white lines and shapes on red > ground. But I need to know how to make sure the slip will not crack off the > white clay. Can I use red clay, or do I have to use the same kind of clay and > change its color by adding iron oxide to it? I have a book that tells how to > color clay, but I'm wondering if it's necessary. I have red clay that could > be watered down and painted on if that would work. > > If anyone has tried this, I'd greatly appreciate a few words of advice. Or > any good resource you have discovered. Thanks, you are always a helpful > group. Karl
I believe you can just add water to the red clay you have. If the
students don't glob the slip on it should crack off.