Sunday, March 27, 2011

Using stamps for added texture

Hey everybody in the Spring 2011 Good Dirt Intermediate class!

Our class is focused on altering thrown forms, and one of the important ways of changing a shape is to change the surface. This Monday's lesson will deal with how using stamps can create a dynamic interaction between the form and the surface as well as providing great visual interest. Below is a link to another potters blog post that shows some of the cool uses of wood block carvings to create a textured surface. Watch the video of wood block printers in India using this technique on fabrics. The idea is the same when applied to clay.

Hope you enjoy!

Lucy Fagella Pottery

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