Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

TRAILING - Decorating

ca: CÀNULAS – Decoració

es: CÀNULAS – Decoración

Trailing is to apply a color, held in a small container, by pushing it down and out through a nozzle to trail in a continuous line. For this a slip trailer, injection tube or a bag for icing cakes can be used. They can be bought with different sized nozzles.

Trailing can be done on to clay or bisque directly or by first covering what is being decorated with a color and then trailing other colors on top, using a slip trailer. The lines of different colors can be broken in irregular ways like feathering, tilting. Trailing can used to fill up spaces, draw outlines and to write.

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