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Published May 8, 2020

underglazes and sgraffito

I am such a fan of Erin Furimsky and her work and it was a huge treat to work with her on her Layered Surfaces DVD! I still haven't even come close to exploring all of the ideas that were generated from that shoot. (I do realize having lots of new ideas is a good problem to have, but having no time to work through them is a little bit frustrating. Oh well.)

Today, I thought I would share another fantastic layered surface technique from Erin's DVD. In this one, she takes ordinary foam craft stamps and puts her own twist on them. Then she combines that look with sgraffito (see finished glazed and fired piece below video!). Gorgeous, as usual. - Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor

PS. And if you are interested in Erin's sculpture techniques, check out Embracing Abstraction: Making Slab-Built Sculpture and Embracing Abstraction: Making Coil-Built Sculpture in the CAN Shop!


This clip was excerpted from Layered Surfaces, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!

To learn more about Erin Furimsky or to see more images of her work, please visit

 **First published in 2012.