Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi




Slip trailers are manufactured in different sizes in plastic or rubber and are shaped like a light bulb, with a thin nozzle about 3 cm long. They are filled with slip and by applying pressure with the hand on the bulb, the slip comes out in a long line. They are used to decorate and write directly on to ceramic objects.

a) A trailer with a set of nozzles of different thicknesses.
b) This is a simple trailer made for medical purposes, are commonly used in ceramics; to remove fluid buildups and to decorate. They are filled with a liquid by suction.
c) This is a trailer with a cylindrical shape, which can be pressed to expel the slip and has changeable noz zles.