Tortoise shell butterfly & cosmos 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 butterflies and cosmos flowers and carved back the clay surface creating a lovely 3D effect.
The decoration on the butterflies and flowers have been drawn on using a technique called sgraffito with extra colours being added to highlight the flowers and insects bodies and wings. Only the butterflies 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 12cm high / 7cm wide / foot 3cm / 284grms
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