This project aims to delve into the surface decoration technique of Sgraffito, with a focus on designing collections of collectibles that would captivate ceramic collectors and enthusiasts. The envisioned outcome is to showcase artistic explorations of this technique, pushing its boundaries in terms of color and composition, through either an online catalogue or an exhibition showcase.
The project involves several key components. First, an in-depth understanding of this technique, involving an exploration of its current practices, processes, as well as its potential, challenges, and possibilities. Additionally, a visual language needs to be developed, encompassing form, colours, textures, and aesthetics, drawing inspiration from various sources. The next step involves conceptualizing projects, creating collections of wall pieces and vases that seamlessly integrate with the chosen visual languages.
The expected outcome of the project includes mastering the surface technique of Sgraffito and showcasing it through a wall installation and a collection of approximately 10-15 vases. To achieve this, various tasks need to be undertaken, such as studying sub-techniques, exploring different forms, researching the target market, and developing designs based on insights. Prototyping the chosen visual languages onto suitable mediums, managing costs and firing schedules, and understanding exhibition display systems, whether physical spaces or online catalogues, are also integral aspects of the project. Lastly, a comprehensive understanding of studio operations is crucial for successful execution.
Overall, this project represents an opportunity to explore the art of sgraffito, design captivating collections, and exhibit them to an audience of ceramic enthusiasts and collectors, showcasing the technique's versatility and pushing its boundaries.