Sgraffito and Mishima

What is Sgraffito?

Sgraffito is a decorative technique in which a layer of color is applied to a leather-hard (unfired) piece of pottery and then the design carved out. In these pieces, everything white has been carved out with a small knife and loop tool. The piece is then fired to glazed with a clear glaze and fired again.

What is Mishima?

Mishima is the opposite sgraffito: a design is scratched into the leather-hard piece and then the lines are filled with color. Additional color is added to finish the design. The piece is then fired to glazed with a clear glaze and fired again.

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Sgraffito Designs

available as mugs, bowls, plates, tea sets, casseroles, vases and more

 

Mishima

available as mugs, bowls, plates, tea sets, casseroles, vases and more

 

Design inspirations include the flowers and ferns in my garden, trees along the road, Japanese coasters and kimono, and a birthday napkin.

Some of the different items available

Most designs are available in mugs, bowls, and side plates. Selected designs are also available as dinner plates, teapot sets, serving bowls and platters, trays, pitchers, covered jars, casseroles, vases, cookies jars and yarn bowls. Contact me for special orders or if the design you want is not shown on the shop page.

Everything is functional, that is to say, it’s microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Love this pitcher too. Please provide me with measurements, color of background glaze at the top of the pitcher, and price. Thanks so much, in advance, for your attention to these questions!

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