Sgraffito Wall Art

I combine my love for drawing and clay by using a centuries old technique called 'Sgraffito' which is the Italian word for 'to scratch'. I roll out a large slab of smooth white clay and let it reach the leather hard stage. I brush 3 layers of black under glaze onto the clay and let it dry, then, using sharp carving tools I carve and draw through this black layer to reveal the white clay beneath. When finished, I dry the slab slowly and fire in an electric kiln. To finish, a clear covering glaze is applied before another firing.