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1) INTRODUCTION & SURFACE REMOVAL PROCESSES: Includes decoration by cutting, slashing, carving, scratching, and faceting. Work with fluting, sgraffito, filigree, surface expansion, washed wax and expanded spring wire is also demonstrated. 2) MARKS of ADDITION & IMPRESSION: Techniques for adding to the surface by using burlap and slip, paper and slip, sprig molds, and modeling techniques. Marking surfaces by using found objects, rolled rope, paddles, stamps, lino cuts and sticks is also shown. 3) LIQUID & COLORED CLAYS: A variety of decoration techniques with liquid clays are presented. Drawing, combing, marbling, dotting, feathering, and mocha diffusions with slips are all shown, as are the Japanese techniques of. mishima, hakeme, and onda. Laminated clays of different colors are used to demonstrate neriage block-making, faceting, fluting and thrown effects. 4) PIGMENTS & RESISTS: Effects of different brushes and underglaze pencils and pastels are shown, along with techniques for decoration with ceramic water colors, banding, and sponge stamps. Majolica, wax, and paper resists also are featured. 5) GLAZES and GLAZING: Effects of different surfaces and firing temperatures, crystalline glazes, and various aspects of glaze development are presented and finished pieces are used to document various effects. Glaze mixing and application techniques such as dipping, brushing, spraying, trailing, pouring, applying dry materials and stamping are demonstrated. The uses of intaglio and multiple glazes are also included. 6) FIRING & POST-FIRING EFFECTS: Various firing possibilities are demonstrated beginning with a primitive pit kiln and raku firing, oxidation firing in an electric kiln, and reduction firing using a gas kiln. Many different pieces illustrating the effects of these different firing processes are shown. Salt and soda and wood firing also are discussed using finished pieces. Techniques for working with saggers, reduced and resonate lusters are included.
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