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Water-Etched Vessels

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Over the past year, I have added another surface treatment to my repertoire. Known as water etching, the technique involves painting a shellac resist onto the unfired clay. When the surface is washed with water, areas of exposed clay are eroded away, whilst areas protected by shellac stand out. This allows for the creation of a carefully controlled relief texture.  I use the technique to make intricate patterns inspired by the lines and ripples of flowing water.


£50 — £800


ceramic, vessel, porcelain, parian, clay, pattern, line, linear, surface, etched


Ceramics, Pottery, Design


Porcelain vessel
Photographer: Lanty Ball
Thrown, water etched

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