Yesterday I spent four hours decorating the pieces I made, and then another hour today,
decorating is time intensive!
the stechnique is not complicated. First, you incise a line into leatherhard clay
then, paint underglaze or slip so that it fills in the line,
In the past, I've mixed a bit of white clay into the black underglaze to produce a charcoal color, but this time I went for the whole black
After it sets up a bit you need to remove the excess color, just leaving the part that fills in the line
I got a few things glazed that I made last time I was here in march, so it will be fun to see them come out of the kiln. I've had a bit of trouble figuring out how thick to apply the glaze-- too thick and it looks cloudy over dark colored underglaze, and too thin leads to roughness on the rims. Hope I get it right this time!