Slip-based decoration in which “two or more colored slips are laid down” on a vessel. Then “a tool is used to move the slips through one another physically in order to create patterns after they are initially laid down” (Erickson and Hunter. “Dots, Dashes, and Squiggles: Early English Slipware Technology.” Ceramics in America 2001, ed. Robert Hunter, p. 107).

Note that only the color that is trailed onto the vessel is recorded in the Decorative Technique table.  The white/yellow slip would be recorded in the Ceramic Interior Color field and the brown combed slip is recorded in the decorative technique table as shown on the right.

Stylistic Genre:

The genre for this stylistic element depends on a combination of decorative technique, color, and element.


Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:

Stylistic Genre
None (leave this field blank)
Interior/Exterior Location Decorative Technique Color Stylistic Element Motif
Interior Body Slip Red/Yellow-Red, Muted Medium Combed Individual A