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The Great Pottery Throw Down Season 5, Episode 7

By Nigel Leak posted 16-02-2022 12:52

This we saw the sgraffito technique used to make animals which formed the base of lamps.  

The technique involves placing a coat of colour onto the clay item in the semi-dry leather hard condition; then, after drying, cutting a design back into the clay item.   The results were amazing, capturing the texture of fur, feather and scales.  

It requires a high degree of skill to execute, but I feel should be more widely used as it does provide a unique and different texture to ceramic ornamental wares.