Most of my work consist surface decorations done by Sgraffito. The word "Sgraffito" came from Italian, means "Scratch". The basic explanation of the Sgraffito technique is that I apply underglaze and scrape off the details to create the narratives.
Sketch with pencil to determine the details. When I change the mind, I can use a wet sponge to wipe off the lines. These pencil lines will be burnt out without any residue.
Start applying the underglaze lines by a brush. I can scrape off the mistakes with a sharp tool.
Start applying some colors for the details. You can see how the black underglaze lines are cleaned up.
The head part is done with the color underglazes and scraped lines.
The beginning of the scale part.
The scale part is done with the re-enforcement of painted lines and scraped lines.
The tail part in progress.
This is the fun part. It takes a long time, but I enjoy every moment of it.
The finished plate. Sorry I forgot to take photos on carving process. Rain check?