Ceramic Transfer Printing

Ceramic Transfer Printing

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The ultimate guide to the potential of ceramic transfer printing as a creative medium.

This book is aimed at those in ceramics who wish to move into print and transfers, a very exciting area which has enormous scope for creativity. Ceramic transfers or decals are one of the prime methods of decorating industrially-made ceramics. They also offer exciting creative potential for studio-based artists or designer-makers. A ceramic transfer is traditionally made by printing ceramic ink onto a special paper and allows pictures, patterns or text to be transferred onto ceramic forms - 2D and 3D. Importantly, print can achieve distinct aesthetic effects on ceramics that are not possible by using other decoration methods such as hand painting.

Drawing on over twenty years of experience, Kevin Petrie offers a focused analysis of the potential of ceramic transfer printing as a creative medium. The specific materials and techniques for making versatile screen-printed ceramic transfers are explained in detail - from the 'low tech' to the more sophisticated. Other approaches by artist researchers are also brought together in this book and recent developments with digital transfers appraised. A range of case studies shows the potential and diversity of approach in this area, which extends beyond ceramics to include printing on enamel, metal and glass.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7.62mm | 466g
  • Herbert Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Approx. 110
  • 191221766X
  • 9781912217663
  • 221,645

Table of contents

1 What is a ceramic transfer?
2 A historical overview
3 How ceramic transfer prints look: methods and aesthetics
4 Materials for ceramic transfer printing
5 Screenprinted waterslide transfers: the basics
6 Some 'low-tech' approaches to using screenprinting
7 Extending the potential of screenprinting: 'photographic' stencils
8 Integrating form and image: one artist's approach
9 Digital transfers
10 Revisiting early transfer printing methods
11 Transfer printing and enamel on metal
12 Transfers and glass
Further reading
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Petrie shares his wisdom, experience and techniques in this very comprehensive work ... a serious reference tome for both the student and the artist. * London Potters News * New and exciting ... Well produced offering a clear and well-structured layout in both its historical analysis and new technical developments ... Highly recommended. * South Wales Potters' Newsletter * This title is the first in a new series called "The new ceramics", with which the publisher will offer a contemporary vision of different areas of ceramic art. In this case concerning the transfer of images on ceramic support was studied from traditional techniques to the use of computers. * [Translated from] Revista de Libros *
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About Kevin Petrie

Kevin Petrie is a well known writer and ceramic artist and is Head of the School of Art and Design and Professor of Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland which has one of the best glass courses in the UK. He is best known for 'blending' printmaking and glass/ceramics for creative use.
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