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It is amazing what can be done with paint.
Make your pottery or ceramic look like metal or leather just by the way you paint and treat the surface.
Anybody can create trompe l’oeil , which literally means fool the eye!
LETS MAKE A FAKE BASEBALL AND SEE IF WE CAN FOOL SOMEBODY.
The baseballs are made from two pinch pots that are put together and paddled into shape.
Use a thin smooth paddle shaped board to paddle the pinch pots into a smooth ball.
After bisque firing, color the pieces with faux stain making sure to cover the entire surface.
RECIPEGerstley Borate . . . . . . . . . . 50%
Red Iron Oxide . . . . . . . . . . 50%
TIPUse colored clays arranged in patterns for duffle bags.
It all depends on what you’re making and the finished look you want.
Use your imagination and see what kind of a faux finish you come up with.
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Have you ever come up with a good idea while working with your handmade pottery and thought that you would like to share it with others? You have? Well, why not send it to us and we will add it to the tips page for all to see.
Handmade pottery can be a very gratifying hobby that produces fun and satisfying results. For many people it's an enjoyable release that is created by working an inanimate mound of clay into a beautiful work of art that you made through your artistic abilities.
The best way of starting out is to take a few lessons from Youtube. You will probably waste quite a bit in materials when you first get started. Figuring out how to truly make handmade pottery correctly and shape into what you want it to be can be quite an ordeal. The different tools that a normal shop will have can be fun to try. You will soon see which ones you like to use the most and then when you are ready you will know which ones to buy.
With the help of the internet, you can now purchase most if not all of your ceramic and pottery tools and supplies online. We are located far from any well supplied dealers and yet working with reliable ceramic and pottery suppliers online has allowed us to recieve most of our orders within a timely manner.
When you get all set up, just enjoy the hobby and have fun at it. Some people get pretty serious and start selling their creations at craft fairs and small stores, but others just like to create items for themselves, relatives, and friends. Whichever kind of handmade pottery you desire to endeavor, enjoy the hobby and have fun doing it.
Stash It, Smash It, Crush It,
Tye Dye It, Fly Tye It, Simplify It,
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