Pottery Video of the Week: How to Combine Homemade Customizable Underglaze Transfers With Paper Stencils for a Beautiful Layered Effect

furimsky_620

When I first saw Erin Furimsky demonstrate at a Potters Council workshop, it really opened up a door for me in my work. I had been wanting to create pictorial imagery on my work, but was not having much luck with it. This was probably because I’m not the best at drawing on flat paper, let alone on a curved, three-dimensional surface.

That’s where image transfer techniques come in. There are many different techniques for doing image transfers on clay and, in today’s video (filmed at that Potters Council conference I mentioned earlier), Erin demonstrates one of my favorites. This one allows you to make your own personalized transfer paper, kind of like the rice paper transfers that are available commercially. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.



For a more in-depth look at this technique, plus scores of others, check out Erin’s Layered Surfaces DVD in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop.


To learn more about Erin Furimsky, or see images of her work, please visit www.erinfurimsky.com.

 

Detail of finished tile with addtional decoration, by Erin Furimsky.

Detail of finished tile with additional decoration and clear glaze, by Erin Furimsky.

Comments
  • Eoline K.

    Can underglazes straight from the jar, either Velvets or GDCs be used instead of the mason/gerstley combination? Thanks! I love your video!

  • Subscriber T.

    A very simple process sometimes we get carried away with too much process.

  • Maria C.

    I like this technique but haven’t had success with my attempts to tranfer the image from the tile…should any paper pick up the image if the consistency of the stain mix is ok.? or should i be using a particular paper?
    thanks

  • Kathleen K.

    What kind of paper does she use?

  • Jill G.

    Is the tile that you apply the stain to a commercial glazed tile (from a local DIY store)or a commercial bisque tile with no glaze(ceramic supply store)?

  • Jill G.

    Jill Gerlach May 22, 2013 at 5:01 am –
    Is the tile that you apply the stain to a commercial glazed tile (from a local DIY store)or a commercial bisque tile with no glaze(ceramic supply store)?

  • Peggy K.

    what would suggest using instead of gerstley borate?

  • Inci L.

    Is the tile that you apply the stain to a commercial glazed tile (from a local DIY store)or a commercial bisque tile with no glaze(ceramic supply store)?

Enter Your Log In Credentials
This setting should only be used on your home or work computer.

Larger version of the image

Send this to a friend