I feel that the newly shaped greenware form can possess a soft, malleable and pure quality. I would like this quality to be visually retained in the fired state. I hope to utilize slips in a fashion that enhance the form, and use its tactile qualities to convey a sense of the soft, wet clay. When slip is applied to the pot, it may be done by brushing, dipping, pouring, trailing and/or hand application. The application of slip, its color and its effect on the glazes, will also be significant in working toward the appearance of a soft form. Historical and technical information will be researched as to better understand what has and can be done in this area of endeavor.
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Rexrode, Sheldon L., "Visual Softness in Ceramics" (1982). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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