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Friday, September 6, 2013

A Different Kind of Painting

My goal was to try to paint every day and I guess this qualifies even though I didn't paint a picture with my usual medium.  This is one of the pottery pieces my husband made out of redware and my job is to do the decorative painting. This is a combination of slip, glaze painting, and sgrafitto for a Klimt inspired pattern on what will be a mirror.  Sgrafitto is a technique in which you first paint the pottery with a slip, then scratch a design into it, letting the terra cotta colored clay show through.  We do a lot of traditional, reproductions of early American designs but he also lets me be as creative as I want as with this piece.  I should add, this is all I do with the pottery - Scott everything, throwing, glazing, and firing.

Here are some finished examples of redware and stoneware and also our booth at The Johnny Appleseed Festival here in Ft.Wayne, Indiana.

and us...


  1. I should have added that the Klimt inspired piece was in progress...not finished and not fired yet!

  2. Wow! I'm impressed! What a talented couple!

  3. Terri, I had no idea of your other kind of painting! These are fabulous, and your display is just a feast for the eyes... wish I could see in person!

  4. Oh Terri! I just saw this post. I am so behind.... but you look beautiful! What a great photo of you and your husband. And the pottery is fabulous! Wow! I wish I could see it in person too. Maybe some day! Really wonderful! I love Sgrafitto!