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plates/white slip

updated wed 17 jul 02


Snail Scott on tue 16 jul 02

At 10:03 PM 7/15/02 -0700, you wrote:
>... I am trying to find...more depth to the glaze...white slip does
this...Do I still bisque with only the white slip, or are they talking
about applying the white slip, waiting until it dries and then glazing and
firing only once?

Using white slip over a not-white clay body allows
many glazes to look a little brighter, like they do
over white clay. Apply the slip to the wet clay. If
you wait 'til it's leather-hard or almost dry, try
using a white engobe instead, formulated for that
level of shrinkage. Bisque normally, then glaze
normally. Don't one-shot fire it unless that's what
you usually do with that glaze/clay combination.