Home Truths: Decal Process

With this field we are given an insight into multiple processes and techniques on the many forms of decoration with clay.

One form is the use of decals which is a technique that is uses on already glazed ceramics this is useful if you want to use original artwork or photographs as it is digital way of transferring an image as you send it off to a company which then prints your image in ceramic pigment.

Once you have your decals they are fairly easy to apply, you can cut them to shape then place them in a bowl of tepid water and wait until the clear plastic layer starts to slide away from the paper.

You then transfer them gently to the plate using a rubber kidney to get rid of any air bubbles as this can effect the quality during firing.



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