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Use AMACO’s Pre-Columbian Multicultural (Clay Texture Mold) to create an interested texture on clay surfaces. V-361 Jet Black Velvet Underglaze was applied to leather hard clay and then removed from the high parts of the design to expose the white clay. This process is called Mishima and is a traditional Japanese surface decorating technique that involves inlaying a colored underglaze into incised lines or impressed areas of leather-hard clay. Once the clay is fired bisque fired brush on AMACO’s LG Series Glazes and fired to cone 05. These transparent glazes let the color or the clay and underglaze show through to create an interesting surface design.

Video Demonstration

Here is a short video demonstration about how to use the Mishima Technique!