Curbside Craft: Decorate a Cup Sgraffito Style


Make something beautiful and feed your creative need in the safety and comfort of your own home or cottage.

We will provide a hand thrown large cup that has been treated with a layer of black or coloured slip. All the tools you need will be packed in your Kit. Your task is to decorate the cup using “sgraffito”, a technique where you scratch through the slip-covered surface to reveal the clay body beneath. You can use anything as a tool: a pencil, a pen, a wooden skewer, a chopstick a bobby pin, or whatever else you’d like. What you see is what you’ll get. The black or coloured slip will remain the same and the lines, patterns, or texture you create through the slip will transform into a delicate white upon firing. Your work will be finished with a clear glaze.

Kits are available at GBarts. Once you have signed up, we will contact you with pick up times. Instructions and tools (to be returned with your cup) will be included in your kit. Once you’ve finished your masterpiece, pack it up and return it t o the studio where it will be glazed and fired. Allow 2 to 4 weeks for finished pottery.


5 in stock

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Ages: 8+ (children should be supervised)
  • Warning: Tools are sharp, please be careful while handling them.