Sgraffito wall decoration might be one of the most sophisticated forms of plastering, combining both craftsmanship and artistic expression. In Europe this technique dates back to classical times, was popularized in Italy during the Renaissance and later reemerged in the 19th century Art Nouveu and Modern architecture.
By overlaying multiple layers of multicolored plaster and precisely carving while the mortar is still soft so as to reveal parts of the underlaying layer, an image is formed. Once the poser had dried, the result is a durable drawing made of lime stone.
Raquel’s interest in sgraffito comes from growing up in the city of Segovia, where all the facades of the historical centre are decorated using this technique of carving patterns into the fresh lime plasters. Mural decoration had always intrigued her and she began to explore the possibilities of ceramics in this context.
Raquel Rodríguez Puebla was trained at the Escuela de Artes aplicadas y Oficios artísticos, Granada, Spain, in the ceramics specialization of plastic art and design. Right afters, she joined a building school for restoration and conservation of monumental buildings using traditional materials and techniques.
30 x 30cm. in baklijst: € 350,-
11,5 x 16cm.: € 75,-