ARTISAN MEMBER Missy NiemeyerMissy’s Clayworks
I create unique functional pottery in my home studio in Tolland, CT. I enjoy experimenting and creating new designs that are inspired by my love of animals, nature, and texture. All my pieces are handmade and decorated using a variety of techniques including stamping, glazing, hand painting, decals, and sgraffito. Sgraffito is Italian for “scratch,” and it is a technique in which underglaze is applied to leather-hard clay and then designs are carved/scratched through the surface to reveal the color of the lower layer of clay.