As artists, we are constantly looking for creative and innovative techniques in our design. Achieving specific effects sometimes requires non-traditional studio tools and materials including horse hair, feathers, string, sponges, liquid dish soap, raffia, eyelash yarn, shop towels and more.
- Use a little liquid dish soap mixed with glaze to create bubble glazing.
- You may have used a brush or watered down glaze, but our designers like to use blue shop towels to create a marbled effect.
- Use raffia to create flowers, water backgrounds, and stripes.
- Eyelash yarn makes a great texture as an accent or in a large area.
- Various types and designs of netting, lace, or doilies for an interesting pattern
- Mayco's Stoneware Washes are versatile in use and firing range. They can be used alone as a body stain or surface treatment or used over or under another glaze - ideal for image transfer techniques and line work.
- Mayco's Raku glazes are designed to develop beautiful metallic lusters and crackle patterns when used in the raku firing.
- Using horsehair and feathers in raku firing yields incredible marks that can't be created in any other type of firing.