Sgraffitoing refers to the process of creating a design in ware by gently scratching through applied color to reveal the color or the clay body beneath it or to create carved designs.
White clay thrown sphere. Brown slip. Sgraffitoed. Polished after firing.When a greenware piece has reached the leatherhard stage, that is to say it can no longer be distorted although it is not quite dry, it is possible to apply a coat of slip to it with a brush.

The piece can then be burnished and its surface sgraffitoed. After firing the piece is waxed and polished.

In case the piece is not polished it can be glazed after the bisque firing and fired again.Sgraffitoing on a thrown white clay egg covered with black slip.