Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Lesson Plans

Re: clay question

[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]
ricki fromkin (fromkinr)
Tue, 05 Oct 1999 15:52:05 -0400

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.