Show-n-Tell Ceramics, Lace Patterns

The Fall semester at the Visual Arts Center of NJ just wrapped up (shout out to Melissa, former co-student and now teacher!), but I’m looking forward to the Winter session when I can continue to play with clay! I love textures and patterns, so I was game to work with lace. I love how these ceramic dishes came out. They can be used for jewelry, soap, candy, catchalls, etc.

In the world of pottery, I also had a good time setting up and selling my ceramics at my synagogue’s Holiday Boutique.

What does it take to create these pretty, lace pieces?

  • run clay through slab roller to flatten
  • line up lace and use rolling pin to impress lace into clay
  • brush black slip over lace, peel lace off carefully, dry wet slip with hair dryer
  • outline desired shapes, I used GR Pottery Forms
  • using large foam pieces, press GR Forms into clay to create indentations in each piece
  • smooth all edges
  • bisque fire
  • after pieces are bisque-fired, wax bottoms then dip in clear glaze
  • glaze fire

Easy, right?

Happy creating, hon!

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