This is a technique that I came up with to provide a raised surface design without the fuss of jacquard bottles and slip. First I used a linoblock and cut a fish into it, trying to make it a simple line drawing as much as possible. Then I rolled out a slap about a quarter of an inch thick. When the tile was the desired thickness, I ran it through again on the same setting with the linoblock face down on the wet clay. I have another design, that of a dragon, that I have yet to glaze.
The dots in the background are crystals from the glaze. It’s a specialty glaze.