It was my first day back on the wheel today. It felt much better to be doing rather than thinking about doing. I discovered whilst I was demonstrating at work that if you put casting slip over underglaze (on greenware) it splits and cracks like the effect of peeling paint. This ‘aged’ look is something that I have been trying to achieve recently, I love it when you stumble across something. The wonderful happy accident.

I have been trying this technique on the pieces I made today so it’s a case of wait and see. I have also been pushing the fragments of pottery in much earlier so they really sink into the clay body, I expect I will get bigger cracks this way (I hope). I would also like to experiment with placing whole plates into my cylinders and perhaps throw a large platter with a plate pushed into it…Pictures to follow.


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