Sgraffito Powder Challenge

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What is it? Creating imagery with finely powdered black glass on a sheet glass substrate. Sgraffito is a subtractive technique; light areas are created by scraping away the powdered glass, while dark areas are made by adding piles of powder. The finished drawing is very vulnerable until the piece is fired in a kiln so don’t sneeze! We will be working to complete 30 fused glass powder sgraffito sketches in 30 days.

Getting started may be difficult and you may not have experience using glass powders in this way. I hope though that you accept the challenge feet-first and I promise you will improve by leaps and bounds over the next 30 days! We will begin on July 1st so get your black powder ready…

Rae Williamson on reflection exercise