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Sgraffito [It.: ‘scratched’]locked


Term applied to ceramics, fresco decoration and painting to describe the use of a sharpened tool to score or scrape designs through an opaque coating, to reveal either the base fabric or a secondary colour beneath. Sgraffito has been mainly used in ceramics, where the cut channels were sometimes inlaid with slip or glaze of different colours for contrast. The effect of ...

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