Today i have been mixing coloured slips for the detail on the surface of this piece. I combine natural oxides, found in rocks and the earth, with slip (watered down clay) to make very specific colours.
p1010573Mixing the slip, being very careful to stick to the recipe.

p1010585Each of these has a number which corresponds to a recipe in my recipe book. I am continually trying new combinations of clays and oxides to create new colours and recording my findings so that i can make them again.p1010584

Painting the coloured slip into the line.p1010588