Swimming Angelfish ceramic sgraffito dish
This shallow dish 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 angelfish and flowing weeds and carved back the clay surface creating a lovely 3D effect.
The decoration on the fish has been drawn on using a technique called sgraffito with extra colours being added to highlight the angelfish markings. Only the fish have been glazed giving each one a lovely shimmer. This dish has also been decorated across the back so there is no end or beginning to the design. I have also created a lovely wobble to the edge giving the dish a more organic feel. Please be aware there is some blue dusting of cobalt around the fish which can be hard to see in the images. Each piece I create is unique and takes many hours to complete by hand.
This piece measures 25.5cm across / 2cm deep
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