Sgraffito is a pottery technique where you carve or scratch a piece of pottery to display the base color underneath the layer of slip or glaze.
Pottery artists around the world are practicing this popular pottery style, and our team wanted to make a tool that could help! We designed our DiamondCore® Sgraffito Tools to scrape away the outer layer of slip or glaze more effectively than other pottery tools we saw on the market.
What Makes Our Sgraffito Tools Unique
When we saw artists using other sgraffito tools on the market, we noticed they needed to apply excess pressure to remove the outer layer of slip. Artists experienced hand fatigue and couldn’t work as long in the pottery studio as they’d hoped.
We also saw that the tools these artists used left behind debris and cut jagged edges in the clay.
The biggest difference between DiamondCore® sgraffito tools and our competition is the tips on our tools. Our hard, stainless-steel blades and diamond-grit stylus tips can scrape and cut the outer layer of clay more efficiently while requiring less effort and pressure.
Our sgraffito pottery tools come with a variety of tip shapes to help you create anything from extremely fine and delicate lines to wider cuts to remove larger areas of glaze.
The tip on our sgraffito stylus tools is one of the smallest on the market, allowing you to draw specific, fine-line details into the clay.
Common Problems of Other Sgraffito Tools on the Market
Many sgraffito tools on the market lack the precision and strength to cut through the slip or glaze on the outside of your clay piece. Instead, these tools rely on force and pressure from the artist to scrape details into the project.
With these efforts, we’ll typically see rough lines and sore hands from excessive gripping on the tool.
Other tools on the market also don’t have tips as fine as ours — making it difficult to get the level of detail the artist desires.
The Top Benefits of DiamondCore® Tools
At DiamondCore® Tools, our durable diamond tip is the star for each sgraffito stylus tool. Artists can let their creativity take charge instead of being held back by the tool in their hand.
The variety of shapes and sizes of our pottery tools and the comfortable foam grip keeps you in the studio longer, perfectly detailing each ceramic project.
Try DiamondCore Sgraffito Stylus Tools for Yourself
See how DiamondCore® Tools can take your sgraffito pottery to the next level. We’ve loved seeing what artists have created with our tools, and we can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish!
Shop our tools to see which tool is right for your next sgraffito project!