Sally Jaffee's sgraffito designs pop with brilliant red glaze on black, grey and cream. Functional, food safe ceramic trivet, also displays beautifully. In cats, dogs, hearts or geisha designs. Approximately 6.25 inches by 6.25 inches. Each piece is a unique original and may vary from the one pictured.
About the process
My use of black, red and white glazing reflects a timelessness that I connect with. The Japanese kimono patterns create a theme which mixes with influences from the fine crafts of Africa, Greece, and Native American tribes.
The imagery on my vessels has been individually etched through layers of black and white slips on white stoneware, either on the wheel or by slab construction. They are then glazed with an earthy red glaze and electric fired to a mid-range temperature. A final coat of satin low fire glaze gives the pieces their soft shine. All pieces are food safe and have been fired for strength and durability.