In our studio, we use slip for surface texture techniques and for handbuilding when "slipping & scoring". Purchasing pre-made slip is costly and will not produce the best results due to possibly having incompatible shrinkage and / or color relative to the used clay. However, if you wish to use your clay to make slip, make sure that the grog content is not too high to avoid wrestling with it when sieving. If your clay has a lot of grog, fine similar clay to your clay (same shrinkage) but with less grog.
What do you need:
To fill 3/4 of a five gallon bucket, we use 35 - 40 lb. clay.
Once the clay is selected, follow the steps below: