MATERIALS & METHODS -- Ceramics
[Notes from G. Steinsieck, Boston University]
1. From experimentation and play, through thinking & imagination - to sensing ahead. [Record your "Tests"]
2. Surface[s]. As you work the clay, ask how shall I treat the forms and surfaces now to activate, integrate, contrast, focus, intensify or make transitions in the finished form?
B. Clay in Dry State
engobes, oxides, single fire glazing
C. Clay in Bisque State (fired once)
a) engobes, matt underglaze, oxides, pencils and endorgl. crayons - To draw, mark, pattern
b) wax resist - To pattern, mark, design, draw.
c) glaze: brushed, dipped, poured, sprayed - to create similar and other intentions & effects
d) overglazing (020-015) (intensified color through lower temperature? &/or perhaps through repeated firings?)
e) Lusters (metallic, iridescent, pearlescent) using cone-018 for firing.
f) decals/photo silkscreen [stencils? and other printing procedures with multiple firing?]
3. Look freshly at the fired work (not through your expectations)
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