Raggiana birds of paradise & orchids ceramic sgraffito wall art
This wall art piece has been thrown on the wheel using a very white stoneware clay and while it’s still damp coloured clay slips have been applied to the surface.
I have then taken a sharp tool and drawn the outline of the birds and orchids and carved back the clay surface creating a lovely 3D effect.
The decoration on the raggiana birds and orchids has been drawn on using a technique called sgraffito with extra colours being added to highlight the birds feathers and orchids colour. Only the birds have been glazed giving them a lovely shimmer.
It took a lot of research to get this piece just right and I contacted a travel firm in Papua New Guinea to check I had the right orchids to go with these magnificent birds. This piece shows three males displaying to a female and has also been decorated across the back allowing the design to flow and continue.
All of my wall art pieces have a unique hanging system designed by myself which includes a D ring and four rubber clear feet so they are all ready to hang on your chosen wall. Each piece I create is unique and takes many hours to complete by hand.
This piece measures 37cm across / 1.5cm deep
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