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Sponging On Bisque

Sponge technique used to decorate the rim and handle of the pottery.

The patterns or background colors are applied by dipping a piece of sponge into the colored glaze and then dabbing this sponge over the surface of the pottery piece.



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Sponge Paints

Place a small amount of color on palette.
Use underglazes, glazes or nonfired colors.
Remember the underglazes and glazes have to be fired.
Nonfired colors will just burn off if fired.
Apply one to three coats of lighter color around rim of bisque plate, using a slightly dampened sponge.
Let dry.

Sponging on bisque 1

Repeat With Darker Color

Rinse sponge thoroughly.
Repeat using darker color, allowing under color to show through here and there.
One or more color can be sponged on for interesting effects.

Sponging on bisque 2

If you use a underglaze you will have to brush on two or three coats of clear glaze and fire to appropriate cone number.

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