There are so many ways to embellish the surface of the pot. All it takes is a little imagination
The surface of the clay pot can be decorated in several ways – scratching / carving / piercing or by applying other clay elements. The latter is called “sprigging”. I have made my own sprig moulds by hand. They are made out of clay and biscuit fired. I use these to press clay into and then stick onto the surface of the posts with a little slip. It’s a very effective technique.
I also have a few laser-cut wooden stamps which I use to make little clay ‘badges’ which I stick to the pots.