Sunday, January 20, 2013

Slip

I've had about 50 pounds of Continental Clay's Buff Stoneware around for about a year and today I finally got around to making many 5# bowls with it.  Since it fires a toasty, dark brown in the wood kiln, I used white slip on the insides with some designs in the slip.  




I'm thinking these will look great with the contrasting white slip and dark clay body under a nice transparent celadon.  That's my plan anyway.  We'll know if a few weeks if t works that way.  

Have a great week.


5 comments:

Becky said...

Ooo... toasty brown! I'll be sure to bring some. :)

Lori Buff said...

That sounds gorgeous, I'm looking forward to seeing the results.

Wedding venues lady said...

They look great! But - just an embarrassing question, sorry - I'm ridiculously new to pottery and have no idea what the "slip" is - could you enlighten me? Thank you!

Sue Pariseau Pottery said...

@wedding venues lady - there are no bad questions so no apology necessary.

There are lots of different kinds of slip but generally, they are runny clay mixtures. Some have colorants in them while others are just liquified versions of your throwing clay without grog.

It is used to add color, texture or other accents to work and can be used to slipcast pottery in molds as well.

I normally throw with a clay called B-Clay which is a porcelain/stoneware blend. The slip I've used was what was in my throwing bucket after completing a several day throwing session. I then put the buckets contents into the blender to get it nice and smooth before using it in these bowls. I've also used this slip in a squeeze bottle to apply designs to pots made from a contrasting (darker) clay body. Hope that helps.

Cheoy Lee said...

I'm sure they'll look excellent, please post the results if you have time!