Earlier today I was looking at Priscilla Mouritzen's blog, Pinchpots, and I saw there, Hans and Birgitte Borjeson. I remembered their pots from Janet Mansfield's book, Salt-glaze Ceramics. (Yes, Janet again!) As I looked through the Borjeson's website I recognized some of their patterned saltglazed pots but then, bam, there were a couple of pots with drawings on them.
I couldn't figure out how to capture the images from the Flash player so I photographed the screen.
You can see these images better if you go to their website. Anyhow I am wondering about this technique. I know there is some sgraffito going on. And the blue is some sort of cobalt wash/stain. My question is how are the figures/trees etc resisted yet still they have sgraffito and inlaided stain within them? See what I mean? I have one theory that involves wax but it seems too complicated. Help? Anyone have ideas on this? I may be overlooking the obvious.
Here's another photo I found on the web of Hans and Birgitte with one of their large bowls that has the same technique.
My studio is totally overflowing with pots at the moment. I have to get into deco. mode tomorrow so I can get some things into the kiln and bisque fired.
Okay, that's all for now. Thanks for checking in and leave me a comment if you know how anything about the salt glaze deco that happening up there. Thanks!