- The initial carving needed to be deeper, so off to buy real (sharp) woodcut tools!
- Always remember to carve your letter backwards, just as well the first attempt was a fizzer (and on a test tile).
- Re-adjust the thinking to clay and not paper as in the workshop, of course Kim...this should have been your first thought, huh.
- Using black underglaze (not ink) resulted in different tackiness, well no tackiness at all actually. Hence the printing ink roller was not suitable, out with the sponge roller, a test run, and wolla, yay, as easy as that!
The techniques for the next two letters are taken from this idea of the woodcut print process, minus or adding some steps to suit the clay.
V - Negative Print with red porcelain slip
Instead of carving into wood I've carved deeply and directly into the clay with a carving tool. Then with a sponge roller loaded with red porcleain slip, I've rolled over the clay tile to print a negative letter V. Being careful not to get any slip into the carved letter, as in the ink printing method.