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Exotic Sgarffito wall art

About this project

My most recent creations are a series of flat wall art pieces inspired by the plants and animals from the tropics. I have spent a lot of time researching where the creatures live and feed and this has become a very important part of my design process. These pieces have only been glazed on the main themes of the designs creating a tension between the shiny and matt surface. I have picked up on the colours of the scales and bodies by the layering contrasting slip colours.

Pricing

£160 — £2000

Keywords

sgraffito, slipware, wild life, drawing, colours

Materials

Ceramics
Parson's Chameleon & Strawberry snowball tree sgraffito wall art
Photographer: Mark Clayton
This piece has been created using the technique of sgraffito and clay slips and shows the largest Chameleon the Parson's resting amongst the branches of a rare Strawberry snowball tree
White Lipped Viper & Wampee tree sgraffito wall art
Photographer: Mark Clayton
This piece has been created using the technique of sgraffito and clay slips and shows a White Lipped Viper amongst the branches of a native Wampee tree
Ruby Throated Hummingbirds & Cattleya Orchids
Photographer: Mark Clayton
Sgraffito wall art showing a group of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds & Cattleya Orchids
Swimming turtles and jelly fish wall art
Photographer: Mark Clayton
This piece was a commission and the brief was to create a piece showing four species of turtles which visit English shores. I chose to use a leather back, a logger head, a green, and a kemps ridley turtle. All the decoration has been applied by hand to a thrown disc and carved and coloured with clay slips and sgraffito.
Bee eaters & Judas tree wall art
Photographer: Mark Clayton
This piece was a commission and I was asked to create a design showing four Bee eaters cuddling on a branch. I chose to place them with a pink flowering Judas tree which is native to their habitat. The form was thrown and then decorated using carving, clay slips and sgraffito.

Previous project

A series of English Birds

Disciplines Ceramics, Pottery
Materials Ceramics

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Exploring fish

Disciplines Ceramics, Pottery
Materials Ceramics
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