Check out the video at the bottom of this page to learn how to create this project!
- Begin with properly fired bisque. Use a damp sponge to remove any dust.
- Tape off an “X” shape on the canvas then add sculpting medium to the un-taped triangle areas. Let the Sculpting Medium dry.
- Using the tape, create a wall to stop the glaze from falling off the side.
- Spray surface to dampen with the mister bottle.
- Fill pouring cup with SC-85 Orkid, SC-1 Pink-A-Boo, SX-18 Rosey Posey, SC-13 Grapel, and SC-33 Fruit of the Vine.
- Begin with a straight pour (pouring onto the middle of the canvas).
- Optional: Move the glaze through the “X” shape without the Sculpting Medium
- Mist glaze with mister bottle for an easier spread.
- Pour left over layered glaze to the Sculpting Medium areas.
- Tilt canvas to spread glaze across surface.
- Mist the edges while tape is still intact. Begin removing one side of tape at a time and mist along the edge to help glaze fall easily.
- Fire to cone 05.
- You can use Stroke & Coat or Foundations
- You have to thin Stroke & Coat by 15% (15 mL – 100 mL)
- Foundations is already thin enough to produce nearly identically results
- Can use small plastic cups and layer glaze inside the cup instead of using pre-made pouring cups
- If you are using hand built pieces, you will need to leave space for gases to escape
- You can glaze the piece before you pour so there is glaze already there incase you miss a spot
- Higher firing temperatures tend to burn out the colors
- Spraying the sides while the tape is still intact helps with flowing glaze over the side
- The longer you stay in one area pouring glaze the finer the lines you’ll get
- If you have small empty gaps you can mist them or use a brush and dab the glaze to fill the spot
- This technique can be done on greenware to shorten the firing process
- Choosing monochromatic, analogous or other compatible color combinations will keep from creating muddy neutrals in your pour
- It takes just under 4 ounces of glaze to cover an 8″x10” clay canvas (use this when deciding how much glaze you will need)
- Do not force dry. It will cause cracks
- You can twice fire pieces to correct issues if necessary
Learn more about this technique here!