Technique: cut-paper lettering design, pottery
Size: each 30 cm diameter
Description: The words written on both of these bowls are in Latin. Scribendi cacoethes translates in English as ‘the incurable itch to write’. I chose these words to express a calligrapher’s dedication and commitment to his art.
On one bowl the letters have been painted on to the bisque-fired terracotta clay using black glaze. The words on the other bowl are recessed, so that the roughened background becomes more prominent, forming an interesting pattern in its own right.