Location

McGregor 259

Event Website

http://www.art.wayne.edu/MAPC2014/

Start Date

26-9-2014 10:45 AM

End Date

26-8-2014 12:15 PM

Description

As contemporary printmakers continue to push the boundaries of the printmaking medium across the disciplines, the role of the print has proved an important creative element with mediums such as ceramics. This demonstration will showcase traditional printmaking techniques such as etching and lithography transfer applications to porcelain clay. The ceramics community has been aware of printmaking techniques such as screenprinting and monoprinting for many years. These approaches have opened up, the possibilities for applying images on the surfaces of ceramic vessels and sculptural forms. As well as, supporting a more interdisciplinary perspective towards the arts in general.

The idea of etching and lithography is all about utilizing a printmakers approach to the clay (porcelain) as interesting alternative to paper with the result almost looking like a traditional print on paper. I have been working with Dean Clark at Graphic Chemical to develop an oil-based printing ink for ceramics that has similar characteristics to the standard printing ink. The difference is that the ceramic ink will sustain ceramic firing temperatures up to 2400 degrees.

Material lists, process info, resources and examples will be provided as part of the demonstration. The goal is to have the ceramic based ink available through Graphic Chemical by conference time.

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Sep 26th, 10:45 AM Aug 26th, 12:15 PM

Between Paper and Porcelain, Alternative Printmaking Techniques

McGregor 259

As contemporary printmakers continue to push the boundaries of the printmaking medium across the disciplines, the role of the print has proved an important creative element with mediums such as ceramics. This demonstration will showcase traditional printmaking techniques such as etching and lithography transfer applications to porcelain clay. The ceramics community has been aware of printmaking techniques such as screenprinting and monoprinting for many years. These approaches have opened up, the possibilities for applying images on the surfaces of ceramic vessels and sculptural forms. As well as, supporting a more interdisciplinary perspective towards the arts in general.

The idea of etching and lithography is all about utilizing a printmakers approach to the clay (porcelain) as interesting alternative to paper with the result almost looking like a traditional print on paper. I have been working with Dean Clark at Graphic Chemical to develop an oil-based printing ink for ceramics that has similar characteristics to the standard printing ink. The difference is that the ceramic ink will sustain ceramic firing temperatures up to 2400 degrees.

Material lists, process info, resources and examples will be provided as part of the demonstration. The goal is to have the ceramic based ink available through Graphic Chemical by conference time.

http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mapc2014/printcity/sept26/8