A richly illustrated source book for ceramic painters with designs specially selected from the Design Source Book series and a comprehensive Introduction and Technique section by Rachel Byass.
Here, you will find borders, frames, motifs and patterns in many different styles. The pages are packed with classic florals, beautiful figures, cartoon animals, birds, fish, butterflies and ornamental letters, plus many more decorative designs. They have all been specially chosen to inspire ceramic painters and to help them develop their own ideas on plates, bowls, tiles, vases, frames and more.
You do not have to be a skilled artist to use this book. Step-by-step photographs show how to transfer the designs on to bisque ware and how to add colour using simple brushtrokes. Firing instructions are not included, but there is guidance on materials and where finished painted pieces can be fired. There is also a gallery of finished pieces, including plates, bowls, a frame and a beautiful Art Deco dish.
Rachel Byass, a freelance Ceramic Consultant, has written the opening section of this book in which she demonstrates simple transferring and painting techniques. Rachel has always been interested in pottery. She has gained 9 colour line certifications and written one certification for the pottery industry. She has also co-written ceramic books and pattern packs, and her work is regularly published in Popular Ceramics. Rachel has a home studio and occasionally she works in an industrial studio when running classes. She gives seminars, and has been teaching for several years. She lives in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England.
Introduction Materials Preparing surfaces Transferring a design Painting a design Designs