Recently, I tried to sandblast a blank ceramic mold, you know, just to see what would happen. The results were much better than expected! Below is a necklace using this sandblasted ceramics process that was published in Belle Armoire Jewelry Winter 2016. I just love the rough cut edges the sandblasting created and how the glaze pools in the crevices. Here is a short tutorial.
Here are my steps.
After sandblasting, I then tried to use the mold as a stamp for clay.
Using the sandblasted stamp created lots of high and low relief patterns that I absolutely love. I plan on using this technique in many more designs.
UPDATE: I now use this process with precious metal clay to get my raised textural patterns. Here is a close up of the results.
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