Printing has become a common part of the ceramic artist's practice and today there are more possibilities than ever before. From low-tech mono-prints to digital laser decal, it is now possible to employ a range of techniques to print on clay and vitreous surfaces. With the ongoing advancement of new technologies and more developed studio-based transfer processes artists continue to push the boundaries of the medium.
In this comprehensive update of his popular Ceramics Handbook title, Paul Scott explains the historical context for contemporary printed ceramics before explaining the principles of core techniques and their application in the studio. He explores photographic processes, as well as the new opportunities presented by digital technology, including digital and 3D printing.
Illustrated with brand new images of beautiful works by leading artists working in printed ceramics, Ceramics and Print is a must-read guide for artists and makers interested in this ever-developing field.
Paul Scott is an artist, author and educator known for pioneering research into the graphic development of vitreous surfaces. His characteristic artworks can be found in public spaces and collections around the globe - including the V&A in London, the National Museum Stockholm, National Kunstindustrimuseet Oslo, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and in Vietnam as part of the Hanoi Mosaic Mural. He was awarded a PhD by Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010, and is Professor of Ceramic Art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) Norway. Paul Scott is a founding member of AIR (Artists Interaction and Representation - the UK's largest representative body for artists) and member of the International Academy of Ceramics.
Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Historical, Industrial and Contemporary Context Chapter 2: Basics of Ceramics and Print Chapter 3: Monoprinting Chapter 4: Lithographic Printing Chapter 5: Relief Printing, Intalgio and Lithophanes Chapter 6: Stencils and Screen-Printing Chapter 7: Decals, Photocopy and Digital Prints Chapter 8: 3D Printing Chapter 9: Photographic Emulsions Appendix 1: Health and Safety Appendix 2: Suppliers Appendix 3: Bibliography and Further Reading