Angelfish & weed ceramic sgraffito vessel
This ceramic form has been thrown on the wheel using a very white stoneware clay and while it’s still damp I have cut out my design in paper and applied this to my vessel. I have then sponged back around the paper leaving a relief.
Once the clay has dried out a little the paper has been removed and coloured clay slips have been applied to the surface. I have then taken a sharp tool and drawn the outline of the Angelfish and weeds & grass and carved back the clay surface creating a lovely 3D effect.
The decoration on the Angelfish and weeds have been drawn on using a technique called sgraffito with extra colours being added to highlight the fish bodies. Only the fish have been glazed giving each one a lovely shimmer.
This form has been decorated across the base so the design is allowed to continue around and over the surface. Each piece I create is unique and takes many hours to complete by hand.
This piece measures 15.5cm high / 8.5cm wide / foot 3.5cm / 379grms
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