Underglazes allow us to really explore the area of two-dimensional surface decoration on our pottery in a way few other things can. There is a real challenge inherent in using such a strong two-dimensional element in our pottery work. That is the challenge to integrate the three-dimensional form with the two-dimensional surface of that form.
Don't let the concept scare you, though! It is probably easier to achieve that integration than you may realize. After all, there are many ways these two aspects of your pottery can interact. Certainly, there is no such thing as "one right way" to meld form and surface together.
There are many wonderful underglaze products available to us, including slip-like underglazes, underglaze "watercolors", underglaze pencils, and underglaze crayons. I hope you use this project to broaden your pottery "bag of techniques" and try something new.
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