Handbuilt scraffito robin plate
This square plate measures 9 by 9 and was formed with a mold. When it was leather hard (able to carve) the inside was covered with a black underglaze. The robin and cherry blossom brach was lightly drawn into the glaze. The black underglaze was then carved away (sgraffito) to bring out the image. Underglaze colors were later hand painted after the piece was bisque fired. It was then covered in a clear glaze and fired again to complete the process.