Sgraffito on Ceramics

Heritage

Traditional

sgraffito is an ancient technique of image making as old as ceramics as a practice. Coming from the Italian word for scratch it shares a rote with graffiti and remains a popular way to incorporate drawing into ceramics practices. Typically one paints a coloured slip over a ceramics vessel and carves into it to reveal the under colour of the clay creating a contrast in order to build an image/

Material

Ceramic

Craft

Ceramics and pottery-making

General Technique

Surface modifying

Specific Technique

sgraffito

Properties & Qualities

Application

Product, Sculpture

Qualities

Textured / tactile

Colour

Other

Sample Information

Date of creation

27/08/2023

Credits

Craft Maker

Persephone Russell

Library Contributor

Persephone Russell

Photographer

Persephone Russell