How do you use engobes in pottery? How do you use colored slips? Is colored slip the same as underglaze
BLACK ENGOBE is always applied to the Leather Hard Stage of clay (not yet dried workpiece) with a brush ор sponge stamp. After drying, the biscuit firing takes place at 650-960°C. Then an effect glaze or transparent glaze is applied and fired at between 1020°C and 1040°C. All engobes can be applied one on top of the other. With the white engobes, the colored engobes can be lightened in their hue by mixing.
It is also excellent for slip trailing, marbled effects, and sgraffito.
Other methods of Decoration
White Engobes may be brushed, poured, or trailed thinly on wet or dry greenware or redware. Sometimes they are used to cover an inferior body but generally are applied as decoration to contrast with the color of the clay piece. Slip painting, slip trailing, and Sgraffito are especially good decorating methods for engobes. For best results when slip painting, use short brush strokes. The designs should be compressed with direct strokes of the brush which is heavily loaded with the engobe. More elaborate designs may be made by the slip trailing method. Try decorating with a Slip Trailer to produce thin and thick line designs. When the Sgraffito process is used, designs are scratched into a layer of engobe so the color of the clay shows through.
BLACK ENGOBE - What it is, and why it should matter
- Brand: Degussa
- Product Code: Engobes - Black - E221
- SKU: E221
- Availability: 998