Sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") is a decorating pottery technique produced by applying layers of color or colors (underglazes or colored slips) to leather hard pottery and then scratching off parts of the layer(s) to create contrasting images, patterns and texture and reveal the clay color underneath. The layer(s) of color can be underglazes or colored slips.
Lessons include hand building techniques, wedging and rolling clay. Homework will be to make the scrafitto base into a heavy cream. Then you will learn to mix the scrafitto colors. Lesson will be to carve whatever picture you want on the plate. Finally, learn to glaze the piece using clear glaze. You will bring home a scrafitto’d fired ceramic plate about the size of 1 1/2 license plates or the size of a dinner plate depending on the mold you select. All materials included.
Class is limited to 6 students. Instructor may like to do a Zoom meeting prior to class to go over the class structure, goals, & objectives.
3 Tuesday sessions
Sept. 29, Oct. 6 & Oct 20 *no class Oct. 13
Course Fee: $20
Material Fee: $60, payable to instructor at first class