Large Plates

These large plates are created from slabs of clay and their shapes are formed by hand or on the wheel. All of them contain sgraffito techniques. Sgraffito is done on a piece of greenware painted with underglaze. The layer of underglaze is scraped off using a tool creating a contrast and line. It’s basically drawing directly into the clay surface. Some artists use it in a carving like way where they scrap deeply into the work. Other artists, like myself, use it in more of a drawing/illustrative style. Soon I will be making a post devoted solely to my techniques and process. Until then you may follow my Instagram