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Introduction to Sgraffito with Nicole Johnson

small sgraffito ceramic bowls made by grizzlymountainarts

small sgraffito ceramic bowls made by grizzlymountainarts

Sgraffito is the process of scratching through a layer of underglaze or colored slip on unfired clay to reveal the color layered beneath. The striking results can be compared to graphic images found on woodcuts.

This 2-hour workshop will break down the sgraffito steps to introduce potters to the technique.

Students are asked to bring with them a few leather hard pieces that have not yet been fired. Underlazes and tools will be provided by SCCA and the instructor. Students area also encouraged to bring in drawings and ideas to apply to their pieces.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • 2-hours of sgraffito instruction

  • 1 free open studio session to be used prior to the workshop to create your pieces. This free session expires the day of the workshop.

  • All supplies need for class in the studio: sgraffito tools, tracing paper, underglazes

  • Firing of pieces created in workshop.

COST: $40

Student minimum: 3; maximum: 8

Dutch sgraffito pottery dish created in 1906. From collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dutch sgraffito pottery dish created in 1906. From collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Earlier Event: February 16
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