Thursday, March 12, 2015
excited and inspired
to this post than any other. I did manage to construct a box using this technique . This was rather difficult to produce. I used a method similar to that used on fabric, ---silkscreened pattern in blue onto flat clay using several shades of cobalt underglaze through silkscreen. Then dried surface but not whole clay slab with heat gun. Then applied layer of hot candle wax to whole surface. When cool I fractured the wax using my fingers from underneath clay slab, then brushed a watery black underglaze on top of wax which caused it to seep through the cracks onto the silkscreened pattern. Only then could I form the box. It worked but I had to watch smearing as I constructed box as wax wanted to come off as I manipulated the clay. OK that was then, I always have loved the look of batik,
here. I posted experiments on fabric and using the product on a foam cut as a stamp.
I blogged about using silkscreens on my clay.
Now I am ready to play with ceramic jewelry again, especially after seeing this piece
by Margit Böhmer
So I had some scrap clay some of which I had tried another experiment --wanted to see if I silkscreened on fabric with underglaze, would transfer onto clay