Olive backed Sunbird sgraffito vessel
Inspiration for this piece was taken from a stunning Sunbird from southern Asia which I placed amongst the branches of a Coral tree.
Every unique design created starts life as a detailed line drawing. Each piece has been thrown on the wheel, left to slightly dry and then goes through many different processes to create my intricate images onto the damp clay surface.
My decoration is a combination of painting with clay slips, carving and using sgraffito to draw the delicate lines onto each design. This takes many hours of work and no two pieces will ever look the same.
Once completed these are left to dry for a few weeks and fired twice in an electric kiln during which I have selectively glazed the main themes leaving the rest of the decoration matt.
I have developed all the clay slip colours myself making them unique and I am always testing new and exciting colours.
This piece measures :12.5cm high / 7cm wide / foot 3cm / 290grm
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