Monday, June 29, 2009

ceramic decals

I've been working on ways to combine my illustrations with pottery, and it seems decals are the obvious answer. Though there are many methods of making decals for ceramics, from screen printing glazes to ordering online, the easiest method is simply using a laser printer and special decal paper. The iron oxide in the ink fuses with the glaze during an additional firing at a low temperature, essentially making every piece a blank canvas. Oh, the possibilities.

1 comment:

patrick said...

I love the fact that that exact mug is sitting on my kitchen counter right now. (I refer, of course, to the one with the "Say Anything" robot. This detail was lost on me, for which I was castigated by several friends upon that admission. It's apparently an important scene: