new bowl 2.2.2017

new bowl 2.2.2017

Here's another new bowl design that I plan to make more of. Instead of making it on a potter's wheel, I squeezed coils of clay together. This "hand-building" makes for a bowl that isn't perfectly round, isn't perfectly smooth, plus I purposefully formed the top edge to be uneven. Something about the imperfect quality attracts [...]

sgraffito 8.11.2016

sgraffito 8.11.2016

Sgraffito,(via Wikipedia) (Italian: [zɡrafˈfiːto]; plural: sgraffiti; sometimes spelled scraffito) means "applying to an unfired ceramic body two successive layers of contrasting slip, and then in either case scratching so as to reveal parts of the underlying layer." In this case, I use a porcelain mix clay - it's not pure porcelain, but a clay mix with [...]