Part 4 of ceramics works in my collection: Sgraffito
Sgraffito ("scratched") is a technique either of wall decor, produced by applying layers of plaster tinted in contrasting colors to a moistened surface, or in ceramics, by applying to an unfired ceramic body two successive layers of contrasting slip, and then in either case scratching so as to produce an outline drawing.
Julia uses her own drawings for platter/plate designs in various ways, each platter is its own unique canvas.
"As a result, I spontaneously brush layers of engobes and underglazes over leatherhard clay and freehand
cut designs for the backgrounds. Then I carve away white spaces or add funky carved lines for texture.
Platters are fired once; brushed with a clear glaze, then fired again."
|Julia Janeway, Chickadee Circle Plates|
|Julia Janeway, Ida's Rooster With Orange Sunflowers|
|Julia Janeway, Bird in Flight Prayer Flag|
|Haruka Takemoto. A Big Mug with Flower Motif.|
|Haruka Takemoto. Yellow Grasshopper Cup and Plate Set.|
|Haruka Takemoto. A Night with The Grasshopper.|
Bill Hammond, Unknown European Artist, 2004.
Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 120 cm. The Stevenson Collection.