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.