Saturday, April 7, 2012

I've started playing with a new technique.  It;s called shellac resist.  By painting a design in shellac on my leather-to-bone-hard post, I can create a a surface relief of the design by wet sponging away the surrounding clay.  The shellac doesn't allow the clay to be removed.  It works well and I'm still experimenting, but I like the results, so far. 

I also used one of my new gadgets.  It's an adjustable wooden mold that allows me to build a hexagonal shaped tray, any size up to 9 inches per side.  Here is a 22" platter I made with the jig.

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