Image Transfer on Clay: Screen, Relief, Decal & Monoprint Techniques

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
The first comprehensive how-to book on the topic! Contemporary ceramists have adapted traditional printmaking procedures to transfer images onto clay surfaces. And, with this thorough resource, anyone can take advantage of these techniques in their own home studio—even those with no printmaking background. The simple processes don’t require fancy equipment. Use silk-screen decals with light-sensitive emulsions to create a master image: then cover with glazes, and voil ! Use colored slips for unique monoprints. Work with stencils, relief blocks, or stamps, trying a variety of materials to mark the clay surface. Each method is carefully laid out in numerous photos, and shown on a finished piece. More than 100 images by leading contemporary artists showcase the techniques and provide a wealth of inspiration.
 

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Contents

Clay and Printmaking
6
Screen Prints
12
Monoprints
56
Direct Prints
74
Slip Engobe and Clay Recipes for Transfer Processes
104
Gallery Contributors
110
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