Friday, October 14th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. is our Sgraffito Workshop at the studio taught by the wonderful Jo Moore. In this workshop, we throw clean bowls for you to sculpt as we teach you the ancient Italian method from the 15th and 16th centuries.
The sgraffito method is a decorating pottery technique, where sgraffito means “to scratch”.
In ancient Italy, sgraffito was also used in architecture to create intricate designs and artwork on buildings across the country. It was implemented into pottery and painting as well. Some artwork from this time has survived and can still be enjoyed today.
This method consists of applying multiple layers of colors or underglazes to the pottery, then scratching off layers to create designs, patterns, or texture to the piece. Scratching into the pottery will reveal the layers of color underneath, creating a beautiful multilayer design.
Removing the leather-like clay from the surface to reveal a multitude of colors underneath makes for a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece at the end of this workshop. There is absolutely no experience necessary to join this workshop, we will instruct you on the method and help you every step of the way.