Monday, April 1, 2013

An Easy Way to Transfer Imagery to Pottery

ceramic arts daily 
information and inspiration from inside the artist's studio 
 
A few years back, Doug Gray was interested in incorporating his digital photography into his clay work. He tried decals, but it wasn’t the look he was after – he wanted the photos to help him create the images, but he didn’t want the images to look exactly like photographs. One day he had a happy accident. He discovered that an ink jet print out, will easily transfer onto soft clay. From there he carves in the line work and adds color with underglazes. Today, he explains this simple and kid-friendly process. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor. Read more about the process here