Thursday, May 24, 2007
I have a new favorite word and favorite technique--SGRAFFITO. It just sounds cool, doesn't it? After the piece is trimmed, the slip (or paint in layman's terms) is put on. Then a design is scratched on, showing the original color. Then it goes through one firing, and then a glaze is placed on top of that (I will use clear glaze). After it is fired one last time, it will be finished.
I finally tried some different clay...The bad part about using this red clay is that it stains light-colored fabric and your hands--looks like a
self-tanning incident gone bad.