Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Masking and Hydro-abrasion

 Images are manipulated in Photoshop and output to a plotter, which cuts the image onto a vinyl sheet

The pattern sticks to the surface of unfired piece.

Glazing medium is painted over the vinyl pattern.

The vinyl pattern is removed, exposing the unmasked clay underneath.

A wet sponge is used to wipe away the exposed clay.

The result is pattern in relief , with the pattern embedded in the clay.

The pattern is highlighted with underglaze.

The excess underglaze around the image is wiped away, leaving the original pattern in relief.