Here I’ve tested to see what effects can be had when layering slips and glazes onto ash white stoneware.
- White slip with turquoise glaze on top produces crazing in straight lines underneath a patchy shiny green.
- Reversing the above with the white slip on top creates a dry, textured matte surface which doesn’t flake or peel.
- My favourite – yellow/green glaze with blue slip painted on top forms islands of matte dark blue over a shiny surface with a very painterly effect. I like this rough, uneven texture which might look exciting on a large scale.
- The same as 3 but with turquoise glaze on top – this looks like a painted landscape with lots of variations of blue and hundreds of tiny bubbles encased in the surface.
I expected the slips to run off the surface when fired but the addition of glaze works to stick the raw and bisque fired clays together.