Tuesday, 5 July 2016

TEXTURE ON BONSAI POTS n SLABS

Everyone knows I love texture on my bonsai pots and slabs.

Glazes have their own special look, but to physically texture clay by hand is a special thing.

This slab is an example of that.
It was textured on the top and bottom.  Here's a closer look
The best looking textures in my opinion are the ones that look quite random.  Just have a look around....it might be some bark off an old tree, a nice looking stick, a crumpled up piece of paper.  All are great for making textures in wet clay.   Well worth the effort.
At 48cm long, it's just on the verge of what my wee kiln can handle.   Funnily enough I have no trouble making a large slab, but ovals are a different cup of tea!