Narrative tumblers, hmmm…how does that happen? The image below shows samples of the tumbler in process. First, the cylinder is thrown and altered. After it stiffens up a bit, a black slip, Suze Lindsay’s Black Slip to be precise, is brushed on. When that dries a tad (the tumbler is still leather hard), a thin porcelain slip is applied. After awhile, the final layer of slip dries enough to carve through and the narrative is written, exposing the dark slip and even the clay body underneath. Stay tuned for an image of the final product!
Was going to enter these in a show but missed the deadline! Rats!