My First Sgraffito Pots
I’ve been wanting to try this technique for some time. Sgraffito is the process of scraping away underglaze while a pot is leather hard to reveal the clay underneath, before it is bisque fired. In the case of these three pots, I used colored underglaze, and scraped down to the white clay with a tiny dental tool to create a pattern. After they were bisque fired, I coated them in clear glaze.
I really enjoyed this process more than any other I’ve done in pottery so far. I appreciate the meditative quality of it. I’ll be doing more of it in the months to come.
Additionally, after the three sgraffito pots, you can see the other one I did that came out of the kiln today. It was done with a wax resist technique.