As promised, I have been doing some more sgrafitto work. It takes a while to experiment with the carving tools... sizes, shapes.... and then see how using different pressure when carving changes the line.
I chose an orchid pattern for this bowl. There are 2 more orchids on the backside. Then I enlarged the general shape outward until they met. I think it looks a bit as if the orchid was dropped onto the surface of the water and the resulting ripples were frozen in time.
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Mims Ellis, Miriam Ellis, handbuilding potter