Sprigging is an ancient technique that can really open the door to all sorts of inventive ways to decorate pottery and ceramic pieces. It is also surprisingly easy. Basically, sprigging simply means to add more clay to the main pottery form while it is still damp.
This can be
- thin additions of a contrasting-colored clay to create a cameo-like effect,
- free modeling of additions such are often used in the making of face mugs and jugs,
- the addition of sprigs that were press molded, such as additions often added to commercial ware in the 1700s through the early 1900s.
Try your own hand at this extremely versatile decorative technique!
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