Clay is such a versatile material, and there’s much more to using it than simply making plain pots. Graphic Clay teaches you all about the various surface processes you can use to spice up your pottery, from letterpress and printmaking, to drawing and painting. Professional clay artists take you through the techniques they use and you’ll learn all about staining sculptural work, glazing, brush application, screen-printing patterns on pottery and slip, drawing, bisque, decal and stencils.
Here, author Jason Bige Burnett shares one of his projects from the book with you:
I often use newsprint, stickers, and Tyvek HomeWrap paper cutouts when decorating layers of slip and underglaze to make a clay paper resist. You can use strips of newsprint, organize sticker patterns on the surface, or cut Tyvek into pieces to achieve a “papel picado” look or some other sharp graphic foundation.
Image and content courtesy of Graphic Clay by Jason Bige Burnett, published by Lark (£14.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com).