Bird Serving Platter ~ Karen Newgard

Karen Newgard - Bird Serving Platter
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Karen Newgard - Bird Serving Platter
Karen Newgard Serving Platter Back

Bird Serving Platter ~ Karen Newgard

365.00

Sgrafitto porcein platter with red underglaze. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

13" Diameter

 

 

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Karen Newgard ~ Asheville, NC

Karen Newgard’s love of ceramic history influences the pots she makes. She uses the sgrafitto carving technique which was developed in the eastern Mediterranean in the 4th century. Influenced by the drawing style associated with Southern Folk Art, Karen draws in flattened perspective and from many vantage points, encircling the vessel with natural patterns, birds, flowers and interior scenes. She finishes the wheel thrown pots in a salt kiln to glaze and activate the surface of her pots.  This firing method promotes subtle color variations in the clay and also glazes the carved areas of the pots.  The fire completes the process - making each piece distinctive.