Techniques Using Slips

Techniques Using Slips

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Slip is simply liquid clay which can be used for decoration on its own or covered with glaze. This book examines the many techniques of using slips such as brushing, dipping, trailing and sgraffito amongst others, and uses contemporary potters' work as illustrations. It explains how to make up slips and engobes, as well as ways of using them at higher temperatures, both with and without glazes. The book is illustrated with working potters in action, showing their own personal styles and how they have adapted traditional methods to suit their work today in a modern context. As well as examples of techniques, there are many images of beautiful finished pieces to show what can be achieved.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 12mm | 439.98g
  • A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408106264
  • 9781408106266
  • 63,652

About John Mathieson

John Mathieson is the author of Raku, in the Ceramic Handbooks series, and a contributor to various ceramics journals. He taught in schools, college and a prison before becoming a full-time potter. He is a member of the Craft Potters Association and a well-known figure at ceramics events across the UK.
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Table of contents

Introduction History Techniques Mixing slips Colour in slips Different approaches Using slips without a glaze Jenny Mendes Lynda Harris John Maltby David Cooke Alice Ballard Roger Dalrymple Jude Jelfs Rob Burgess at Workbridge Ellen Rijsdorp Sasha Wardell Slips with raku Tim Andrews Steven Branfman Ashraf Hanna Slips at earthenware temperatures Richard Phethean James Bassett Jennifer Hall Ross Emerson Dylan Bowen Francoise Dufayard Ron Philbeck Graham Hudson Douglas Fitch Michael Eden Niek Hoogland John Pollex Clive Bowen Paul Young Slips with stoneware and porcelain Yo Thom Jim Malone Motoko Wakana Megan Collins Fritz Rossmann Rachel Wood Roger Cockram Mike Dodd Rebecca Harvey John Mathieson Slips with salt and soda glazing John & Jude Jelfs Reuben Batterham Mirka Golden-Hann Glossary Websites Bibliography Index
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Review quote

'Fascinating and informative.' Craftsman Magazine (July 2010) 'Whether you have never used slips before, use them occasionally, or have considered branching out to include slip decoration in your work, this book is for you. Take my advice; get this book' Clay Times (Summer 2010) 'Excellent photographs, easy to read. A useful book for those wishing to develop their knowledge on modern day slip methods.' Kent Potters Association newsletter (August/September 2010)
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