1.To make the sgraffito piece first you make a mold of the shape you want, I made a tray. After making the shape, I waited until it was dry enough to paint with the black underglaze and painted on 3 coats. After that was dry I carved out my design and fired it. After it was fired the first time I touched up any areas with black underglaze, put clear glaze over it and fired it again.
2. The sgraffito pieces are fun to make but once you carve there is no going back
3. My piece was successful with the design and how there are certain areas that fade from black to white. If I were to do it again I would carve some areas more detailed so there is no grey area.