container o' slip

A liquid mixture of clay and varying amounts of water.

Slips have many variations: the clay and the water at the bottom of a throwing tray; a thickened clay and water mixture, like cream, to connect pieces of clay; an even more thickened mixture, like a creamy yogurt, that can be applied for texture (hakeme). When colored, a mixture used for colored slip decorations; or deflocculated, a mixture used in slip casting. A flashing slip is a thin mixture of clay and water applied to a pot to cause flashing in salt, soda, and wood firings.

The easiest way to make slip is to take bone-dry clay, break it into small chunks and slake it in water - it will quickly dissolve.

time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

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