pottery design

  • Every now and again something simple catches my eye and gives me an idea. For example, the other day I was in the studio stringing some coasters together when I saw the string sitting next to an underglaze bottle.

    As simple as this sounds... I loved the way the string was just a bit curly, organic, and messy... and it gave me an idea for designing a few pieces.

    Here's what I came up with...

    • Clay Blog Review: August 2017 - Pottery Making Info | http://www.potterymakinginfo.com/news/clay-blog-review-august-2017/

      […] Big Ceramic Store: String and Underglaze for Unique Patterns […]

  • One of the easiest ways to decorate your clay has got to be a texture mat. Not only are there a ton of designs available, you can do so many things with them. I'm in love with the Brick Pattern by Chinese Clay Art USA!

    I've used that one in particular, for multiple pieces, and absolutely love the ease of use, detailed design, and flexible material. A little creativity is all you need to make it exciting!

    Let's take a look at some of the patterns available.

    • Clay Blog Review: September 2016 - Pottery Making Info | http://www.potterymakinginfo.com/news/clay-blog-review-september-2016/

      […] Big Ceramic Store: Texture Mats For Clay […]

  • I’m always on the lookout for new ideas when it comes to decorating my pots. Just the other day, I came across a technique called “Mocha Diffusion,” and couldn’t wait to give it a try! It’s probably the coolest technique I’ve discovered so far this year!

    Have you ever seen pieces decorated with this technique? Or better yet, have you ever even heard of Mocha Diffusion? I didn’t realize that I’d seen the technique before however; once I saw the technique being done, and the results, I realized I’ve seen it many times while browsing pottery pieces for sale.

    Put your apron on, grab a cup of coffee, and follow me to the studio… you’re gonna love this one!

    • Clay Blog Review: August 2016 - Pottery Making Info | http://www.potterymakinginfo.com/news/clay-blog-review-august-2016/

      […] Big Ceramic Store: Super Cool Design Technique – Mocha Diffusion […]

    • Kimera Copeland | #

      I wish you would link to Pinterest so we could pin ideas.

    • LORRI | #

      can you show us your finished project including your firing temperature?

  • I used to use wax resist to protect certain areas while I was glazing, but that required an extra firing to burn off the resist before I could put the final glaze coat on. Not too long ago however, I discovered liquid latex, and I'm quickly falling in love!

    I don't just use it for my pottery projects, but for a slew of other things as well... especially painting my granddaughters nails.

    Check out some of the ways you can use liquid latex to enhance your pieces. I will warn you though... you may just find yourself using it on projects not related to pottery!

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