September Tip

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 | 0 comments

Slip trailing is one of those pottery techniques which we all love. The problem is how to keep the slip from drying out in the applicator bottle. Many of us use wires or pins to keep the opening clear, or even clean out the slip bottle after every use. Both of these techniques become tedious and unreliable if you do a lot of slip trailing.

Simply fill a small container with water, turn your slip trailing bottle upside down and keep the applicator tip submerged when you are not using it. The slip will not dry out and will be ready to use immediately.

Thanks to new CASD member, Dave Ameika, for this tip who passed it on to Shaun Craig at a recent Tom Coleman workshop.