Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thought I Was Clever
Late this evening I had a really great idea. I decided to put some slip coated paper on two pinch bowls in preparation for my barrel firing tomorrow. I was thinking that the red clay slipped paper would absorb the colors of the fire differently than the white clay.
So I ripped paper towels into strips and coated it with red clay slip and applied it to a pinch bowl. The bowl looked so good I decided to try it with splotches on another bowl. It took me quite a while to rip the paper towel and apply the slip and then apply the slipped paper to the bowls. All the while I was thinking to myself, this is a really good idea. These are going to be so cool.
Then as the slip coated paper towel dried it started to peel up from the bowls. None of the paper slip stuck at all. Silly me, I thought I was clever. I could have just brushed the slip directly on the bowls.
At least this vase I made turned out like I wanted it to.
It rained this evening, so I hope to fire the barrel tomorrow morning, actually this morning. Comments are welcome.