My first plate made in the new technique called "Sgraffito" 🥰🥰🥰. Step by step photos 😉

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Hi Steemians!

I used to think that pottery is a very monotonous industry until I got to know it more closely. As it turned out, there are many different techniques for firing stronies and many ways to decorate almost finished products.

Today I want to tell you about the technique of painting dishes called "Sgraffito".

Sgraffito (Italian: “scratched”) is a technique used in painting, pottery, and glass, which consists of putting down a preliminary surface, covering it with another, and then scratching the superficial layer in such a way that the pattern or shape that emerges is of the lower colour.

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First, I pour the raw liquid clay into plaster form and wait for it to dry. In a few hours I have a plate that can be processed further.

For "Sgraffito" technology, the plate should be almost dry as it is very difficult to work with a damp surface. Then i take multicolored angobs and get started.

Angobe is a paint based on liquid clay (fine grinding) of natural color or pigment-colored.

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I took the blue and black colors and covered the whole surface of the plate. Using special tools, I cut the lines. This must be done with caution, because after applying the engobe, the plate has become wet again, so one careless movement can destroy everything.

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The pattern is my improvisation, it does not symbolize anything, but simply lines drawn from my imagination. The product is now ready for baking at 950 degrees.

After baking, I cover the plate with clear glaze and bake again but at a higher temperature.

Done! And here is the result:

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Now this is one of my favorite techniques and soon I will show you another my works 😉.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Best regards,

Olga;)

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