Slip

slipware

Slipware – Where Does it Come From? and How is it Made?

Slipware is a form of ceramics that involves decorating lead-glazed earthenware. Primarily, slip is a liquid form of clay particles suspended in water. That is the simplest form. In its sophisticated form, slip features feldspars, colorants, frits, and fluxes. Usually, slip is in a bright color that bears great contrast to the body of the…

slip on bisque

Can You Use Decorating Slip on Bisque? – Slip on Bisqueware

I recently made a lovely red terra cotta vase, and bisque fired it.  I was wondering what glaze to use when it occurred to me that a nice white slip would look good.  But I had already bisque fired it and I wondered, can you apply decorating slip to bisque.  So, I did a little…

how to make slip for clay

How to Make Slip for Clay – 3 Ways to Make Perfect Clay Slip

This article is all about how to make slip for clay.  There are different kinds of slip, used for different purposes.  And there are some variations in how to make slip for clay depending on how you want to use it.  I will cover these differences and outline a step-by-step guide for making different kinds…

how to make colored slip

How to Make Colored Slip – 3 Easy Ways to Color Clay Slip

Colored slip is a great way to decorate your ceramics.  But it can be expensive to buy, and you may not find exactly the color that you want.  So perhaps you are wondering how to make colored slip. To make colored slip, you mix a powdered oxide or stain with clay slip.  The amount of…

The difference between slip and underglaze

What Is The Difference Between Slip and Underglaze? The Facts

There are many terms in the world of pottery, and if you’re brand new to it, this can prove to be confusing. Slip and underglaze may seem similar on the surface, but you will find they are used in different ways.  This may have left you wondering, what is the difference between slip and underglaze?…

can slip be used on bone dry clay

Can Slip Be Used on Bone Dry Clay? You’ll be Surprised!

Bone dry clay is very fragile and needs to be handled with care.  Because it is fragile and damages easily you may find yourself wondering how to repair it.  Or you may wonder what you can get away with in terms of decorating.  Slip is often used for these purposes.  The question is, can slip…

what is slip in pottery

What is Slip in Pottery? – More Versatile Than You Think!

I have used clay slip often before whilst making sculptures to stick pieces of clay together, but a potter mentioned to me recently that slip has many uses.  So, I did a little research and this is what I have found out about the other uses of slip in pottery. Slip consists of clay particles…