COLLABORATIVE PROJECT : Denby Project (Tony talk)

Talk with Tony

As part of the research, we had the privilege of being tutored by Tony Braithwaite on the application of designs via the slip-transfer (decal) process.
Bone china is most preferable for this project and white world for ceramic wares have been recommended.
At least a minimum of two forms will be needed when approval of those are given, other forms can then be added.

TRANSFER PROCESS
.Designs sshould be done and printed on blue decals. If blue decals are not available, use clear/ white.
. Check to confirm that decal prints fit the intended ceramic ware
.Image is cut out, leaving about at least 0.5 com extra around edges.
. Washing liquid ( a few drops) is placed in a bowl of warm water. The ceramic is made wet with a bit of the warm detergent mixture.
.The image would then be placed in the warm mixture for a few seconds and afterwards placed on the ceramic ware.
. A thin transfering film is then taken off once the decal is placed. The image/ transfer is then patted softly on the ceramic ware.
. Examination for insidue (i.e bubbles/ irregularities) is done before the patting down is carried out.
. After leaving to dry, ceramic ware is then placed in the kiln and left for 24 hours.
Recommendation: look up Tony Braithwaite Youtube channel for video tutorials.

 

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