I absolutely LOVE learning and developing new techniques. This last month I have been doing some experimenting on a new method that I find rather addicting. It creates lines and patterns and gives great highlight to form and provides areas for holding glaze. I tried it on several pots, simple accents, kusamono and some bonsai containers in glazed and unglazed pieces.
Here is another example in a smallish round, well suited for kusamono....
I would like to developing this style a bit more, especially for kusamono forms. For a bonsai pot, I tried some unglazed forms, like this one best suited for a rugged pine.
Time will tell if the bonsai crowd enjoys this particular surface treatment, but in the meantime, at least I can have some fun, keepin' it fresh!