Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Texture and Pattern Secret Tip
Take a plastic open weave bag, (in this case I've used a bag pecans came in), and lay it on a slab of clay. Roll the plastic bag lightly into the clay with a rolling pin. If you want texture just remove the bag. If you want a pattern, brush one color or two alternating colors of underglaze or colored slip onto the clay slab.
When the underglaze dries, remove the bag and you have a unique pattern. Many types of plastic bags can be used for patterns or just for texture. I washed off clear glaze in the test tile below to take the photo so the colors are lighter than they'll be when fired.
As I looked at the pattern I thought I could also draw with a third color over this pattern and have another look to the design. Never thought of that till now. Fancy that, I'm inspired and I learn from my own blog. Ha. Have any tips you'd like to share, please make a comment and let me know. Thanks for reading and commenting, it's good to hear your thoughts.