I thought I would try applying a scraffito surface to some small pots. I quickly learnt that I’m no scraffito artist. My pathetic attempts at scraffito with the blue and green pots are below. I didn’t really enjoy ‘scratching’ into the clay surface. With the green pot I was trying to scratch out an outline of a scene and got so frustrated with it that I gave up and just ended up scratching the whole pot with short straight lines in different directions. I suppose it would help if I did more research and learnt how to do it properly, but I’m too impatient for that!
Below is a coil pot with a scraffito surface by Nola from Brookvale Ceramics. She has allowed me to share this photo.
Below is another Monday night student at Brookvale Ceramics doing some ‘scratching’, who has also allowed me to share this photo.