Hand Carved Ceramic Portrait Tile
to sponsor a tree at the El Lugar resort.
This is a hand-carved, white stoneware ceramic decorative tile made from a quality slab of clay. It's a unique art decor for walls.
I hand formed the clay and then, using the sgraffito* technique, I carved images into the slip brushed over moist clay. First I scratched a drawing of an elegant elderly woman from the back view, and then on the lady's shirt underneath - a group of teal-painted silhouettes of dancers.
I made the tile specifically to be hung on the wall as ceramic wall decor for any room in your home. But this piece will also look lovely on a sturdy plate stand on a shelf or even a fireplace mantel...
* White Stoneware and black slip
* Hand formed design
* Carved images using sgraffito* technique
* Fired in a kiln at 1200 degrees Celsius
* Long: 7.48” // 19 cm
* Wide: 5.51" // 14 cm
* For display on wall or plate stand
*sgraffito: a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color, typically done in plaster or stucco on walls, or in a slip on ceramics before firing.
MADE TO ORDER items take about 4-6 weeks to create. Since it will be made fresh and new there may be slight variations from the one in the photos. I'm a one-woman show and I really appreciate your patience and understanding that handmade ceramics take time.
Materials: stoneware clay, black and turquoise slip
❤ Love, Shelly
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