Carved Porcelain

The first stage of this work is hand-carving curvilinear lines in repeat patterns over the full surface of each piece while the clay is dry enough to handle without slumping, but soft enough to be sculpted. Then, it has to dry inside out. Once the piece is bone dry, each carved line is smoothed with a wet sponge. Featured here is a creamer with sugar bowl just after the initial carving. Many more steps to follow!

Published by RachelleChinnery

ceramist, island dweller, ecosophist

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