Screen Printing on Clay

Screen Printing on Clay coverIn Screen Printing on Clay, Paul Andrew Wandless starts at the beginning by showing us, step-by-step, how to make a small silkscreen out of a picture frame. He then goes on to show how to using drawing fluid and screen block (similar to wax resist technique) to apply images to the screen. He also creates images using stencil material and using a product called PhotoEZ to transfer photographs to the screen.

The presentation is a little dry but that’s partly because screen printing on clay seems to be 90% preparation and 10% screen printing, so having detailed demos will help those who are keen to try out these techniques. For the most part Wandless’s instructions are clear and easy to follow, although he does bring into play something called a “halftone screen,” the origin of which he does not divulge, but according to Google you can buy this stuff at an art supply outlet.

The interest level picks up once Wandless uses his screens (plus a squeegee, a stiff rib and a sponge) to apply thickened underglazes to clay slabs and thickened glazes to bisqueware, and when he layers two or three images we begin to see, at last, the possibilities that these techniques could offer. It would have been nice if some of Wandless’s original ceramic work could have been shown at the end of the presentation (as has been done on other Ceramic Arts Daily DVDs) to further inspire us, but these can be seen at www.studio3artcompany.com. An excerpt from this DVD is available at ceramicartsdaily.org/bookstore/screen-printing-on-clay.

Ceramic Arts Daily Video Library
DVD / 1 hr 37 min / $49.95 US

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