underglaze black wash over texture
Since most of my pieces have a stamped and/or textured surface, I thought underglaze wash would be a cool exercise in technique.
Seeing my bisque pitcher covered in black underglaze was kind of freaky. Goth like.
After the slip dried a bit, it was time to reveal what lies beneath. I didn't feel the need to use a mask because the underglaze wasn't completely dry and I was using a damp sponge.
It's important when rinsing the sponge to remove as much water as possible. Too much water and scrub pressure will remove too much underglaze from the textured recesses and will lessen your ability to control the effect.
black wash tall pitcher
The results are striking, dramatic and daring. I think it's cool. I see dark red roses in this pitchers future.
Next, I applied a translucent glaze.
Wheel Thrown Pitcher
by DirtKicker Pottery
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