Explore a new art technique using air-drying clay with this CPD resource.

Sgraffito is a simple but impressive mark-making technique in mural or ceramic decoration in which the top layer of glaze, plaster, etc. is incised with a design to reveal parts of the ground.

Here, artist Caroline Coates shows you the step-by-step process. You could do it in your own time, or support your learners to complete their own in the classroom. Let us know how you get on!

This activity was inspired by the Pilkington’s collection on display in our North Gallery.

What you'll need

• Air dry clay
• Knife
• Rolling pin
• Paint (acrylic / poster) and brush
• Something sharp