tumbled beads

     

ginger beads

SLIP DESIGN BEADS slip

   

slip bead

paint beadsSQUASH

teal buttons

color bubbed

COLOR RUBBED

TUMBLED

 
slip bead detail  pearl and clay earings
 
 

Clay Techniques

Aromatherapy : These Beads are fired at a lower temperature to effectively absorb essential oils.

Inlay: Detailed areas are inlayed with glaze, giving shimmer bling spots

Naturals:

My term to describe the surface as having no decoration, just the fired clay body. This is one of my favorite techniques that I incorporate on most all of the pieces. The unglazed clay, after wearing for a while picks up a beautiful surface patina. Some of these beads I fire at a bit lower temperature,  enabling them to absorbs essential oils and paint tints

Scraffito: A light carved design or texture on the surface of the clay to reveal the layers just below.

Slip Design: Slip is made by thinning the clay to a paintable  consistency and then applying it to the wet clay for decoration.This is similar to cake or cookie frosting.

Tumbled:At different stages of the making process I tumble the Beads for an added effect, in essence softening and rounding the edges for added depth and texture.