This is a small vase, approximately 5" by 5", created through the sgraffito method: the whole clay piece, once thrown, is painted black. Then I scratched the piece so only black lines and paint remains, which here forms the owl figures. The white background is all created through scratching out the black which exposes the white stoneware clay underneath. This method is a lot of work, but as I say "It gives me the satisfaction of writing on the clay".

Owl Vase