stamped plates: So the plates that I threw last week as part of my class demo were finally at the right leatherhard stage for stamping. It’s always tricky… can’t be too dry, can’t be too wet. Got to get them right when they’re wet enough for good impressions, but not too wet as to be sticky or squishy. Tonight they were ready for stamping!
Applying black underglaze to textured terra cotta and then wiping it off leaves it in the indentations, providing a nice "antiqued" look that also highlights the texture. These look great without an overglaze.