Instructionals

Interested in a workshop, but can't travel? Maybe your schedule doesn't line up with ours.
No matter the case here are some books and tools to help assist in creating colorful and graphically inspired wares.   

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Graphic Clay: Ceramic Surfaces & Printed Image Transfer Techniques (Hardcover Book)
by Jason Bige Burnett

For studio artists, production potters, students, educators, and hobbyists who love working with clay, this project-driven guide is an unmatched teaching tool and a fount of information and inspiration. Focusing on various surface processes, and encompassing skills ranging from letterpress and printmaking to drawing and painting, it offers a wealth of techniques for transferring images onto clay vessels. Graphic Clay addresses such topics as staining sculptural work, glazing, brush application, screenprinting patterns on pottery, and slip, drawing, bisque, decal, stencils, and more. Question-and-answer sessions with top artists show how they developed their signature method and personal style-so that you can discover your own!

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The Graphic Pot (DVD and Downloadable Video)
feat. Jason Bige Burnett

In this edition of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Jason Bige Burnett shares his techniques for creating colorful, handbuilt pots with a graphic punch! Combining his background in printmaking and graphic design with his love of clay, Jason begins with an in-depth introduction to screen printing–from how to mix emulsion, to burning a screen in an easy-to-assemble exposure unit at home, Jason doesn’t miss a beat. Next, he details how to make ordinary ceramic underglazes and engobes suitable for screen printing and then shares his process for screening them onto newsprint for transferring later to clay work. Jason then demonstrates how he makes a number of handbuilt forms and tops it all off with an explanation of additional decorative techniques he uses in the glazing and post firing process.

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Preview: The Graphic Pot / Using Underglazes as Stains

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ISLA TRANSFERS
Screen-Printed Underglaze Transfers for Clay

ISLA Transfers are a line of hand printed underglaze transfers that are used to apply graphics onto clay during the leather hard stage. Whether a beginning potter, student, or professional these transfers are open to all skill levels. Designed by clay artists Jason Bige Burnett and Cristina Cordova patterns range from open stock options, custom design, and limited artist /designer releases. Click on the icon below to shop the ISLA Transfer collection. Curious as to what YOU can do with them? Watch the instructional videos below.

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Isla Transfers: How-To Apply to Leather Hard Clay

Isla Transfers: Applying Transfers to Sculpture