Friday, March 5, 2010
Way of doing
There are many ways to make a sgraffito decoration. ( http://www.answers.com/topic/sgraffito), mine is very simple; I use engobes in a few different colors, to cover the leather-hard bowls, let it dry a bit, and then start cutting, usually from the center to the edges.
The tools I use are scalpels, and round edges etching tools.
This is a time consuming work, but sometimes, it is also like a meditation for me. I embroider my thoughts, into the patterns, one round after the other, till it becomes complete.
Sometimes a bowl takes 2 hours, sometimes 4 or even more, depends on the size of it, and the density of the decoration.
I love to do this kind of work, in painting too, a little different, but still the same in a way.