Hummingbird Hawk moth & Periwinkle ceramic sgraffito vessel
This ceramic form has been thrown on the wheel using a very white stoneware clay and while it’s still damp I have cut out my design in paper and applied this to my vessel. I have then sponged back around the paper leaving a relief.
Once the clay has dried out a little the paper has been removed and coloured clay slips have been applied to the surface. I have then taken a sharp tool and drawn the outline of the hawk moths and Periwinkle flowers and carved back the clay surface creating a lovely 3D effect.
The decoration on the moths and flowers have been drawn on using a technique called sgraffito with extra colours being added to highlight the flowers and insects bodies and wings. Only the moths have been glazed giving each one a lovely shimmer.
This form has been decorated across the base so the design is allowed to continue around and over the surface. Each piece I create is unique and takes many hours to complete by hand.
This piece measures 11.5cm high / 6cm wide / foot 2.5cm / 178grms
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