Synopses & Reviews
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 dont require fancy equipment. Use silk-screen decals with light-sensitive emulsions to create a master image: then cover with glazes, and voilá! 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.
Contemporary ceramists have adapted printmaking techniques to transfer typography, lettering, drawings, or photographs onto clay surfaces. This comprehensive resource, new in paperback, will help you take advantage of these techniques—even if you have no printmaking background. No fancy equipment needed: just use silk-screen decals with light-sensitive emulsions to create a master image, cover with glazes, and voilá! Try colored slips for unique monoprints or experiment with stencils, relief blocks, and stamps. Each method is carefully laid out in gorgeous photos, with detailed firing instructions.
For anyone working with clay, this project-driven guide is an unmatched teaching tool and a fount of inspiration. Focusing on surface processes and skills ranging from letterpress to painting, it offers a wealth of techniques for transferring images onto clay vessels. The topics include staining sculptural work, glazing, brush application, screenprinting patterns, and more. QandAs with top artists reveal how they discovered their signature style.
For studio artists, production potters, students, educators, and hobbyists who love working with clay, this project-driven guide is an unmatched teaching tool and a fount of information and inspiration. Focusing on various surface processes, and encompassing skills ranging from letterpress and printmaking to drawing and painting, it offers a wealth of techniques for transferring images onto clay vessels. Graphic Clay addresses such topics as staining sculptural work, glazing, brush application, screenprinting patterns on pottery, and slip, drawing, bisque, decal, stencils, and more. Question-and-answer sessions with top artists show how they developed their signature method and personal style-so that you can discover your own!
About the Author
Jason Bige Burnett graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BFA in ceramics and BAs in both printmaking and graphic design. He then continued his education for two years at the renowned Penland School of Crafts as a core fellowship student and spent a year as an Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. He has taught many ceramic surface design workshops at various locations including Baltimore Clayworks, MudFire, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, and Santa Fe Clay. His ceramics have been exhibited nationally, and he's been featured in publications such as Pottery Making Illustrated, Ceramics Monthly (Emerging Artist in 2013), American Craft Magazine, and regional magazines such as Carolina Home + Garden and WNC Magazine, in addition to being featured in the book 500 Prints on Clay (Lark Books). Jason currently lives and works as a full-time studio artist in Bakersville, NC.