Scraffito means literally, “to scratch.” This has been my more recent creative endeavor. I create the truly functional vessel and paint on white clay slip which I scratch off in repetitive patterns. I have several in this collection including pitchers, batter bowls and creamer/pitchers.

This is a new glaze called “Blue Frost.” It is easier than you would think to create your own glaze.

batter bowl

This is what my family calls a “batter bowl.” We use this for mixing up pancakes or scrambled eggs. It feels good to have a good hold on the bowl while mixing and the spout makes pouring easy. Here again, is just a band of scraffito work.

assorted pottery in bamboo and seaspray glaze

This seemingly assorted batch of pottery actually had an important destination. For my son and soon to be daughter in law, we hosted a wedding day brunch. All these pieces had similar floral arrangements. I added a tag with each guest’s name for them to take home to remember the event. They were all grouped as a centerpiece, on books, with moss and scrabble tiles to celebrate their journey in the world of literature.

I have also been enjoying some painting. This is one of my favorites, titled “Choices”, 16×20, acrylic, sold. One of my favorite things to do is admire the beauty easily found in our landscape and pay attention to any stories or lessons to be found there.