Ceramics: Catie Bowler, Sgraffito Pottery
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Meet Catie Bowler, a potter who began focusing on pots during COVID and uses sgraffito technique to create beautiful art based on nature.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: AandA-CBowler**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • For Discussion: What is student reaction to Ms. Bowler’s free hand sgraffito work? What do they think it brings to the ceramics pieces she creates?
  • Activity Idea: Sgraffito basically means to create a graphic or an image by scratching. Using art paper or a pottery project, have students design pots, with sgraffito type ornamentation.


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.