Carving into a form is a great way to add imagery and texture to pottery. But Michell Swafford came up with a different twist on carved texture. She carves a design into a leather hard slab, then makes very thin sprigs from that carving, which she then adheres to the surface of her pots. She then takes the decoration a step farther by carving additional detail in the attached sprigs. Genius! Read on for the details! - Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
ps. This post is excerpted from the January/February 2015 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated. To learn the rest of the process, subscribe to PMI!