Sunday, June 19, 2011

Porcelain Canvas by Charlie Cummings

This porcelain tile was screen printed by recent MFA graduate, Charlie Cummings. Charlie is getting ready to teach image making at Arrowmont and he is a screening wiz! I gave him a sample piece of Porcelain Canvas and he did a 4 color silkscreen with Amaco velvet underglazes. He has to thicken the underglazes up a bit by spreading out on glass to set up until it is like pudding. He fired electric at cone 1. He did not need to heat up the tile like you would have to if it were glaze he was screening. The "ink" is on there. I have an second image of the tile, back side towards the camera on my studio window - it gives a great soft and subtle translucent effect with light. More experimentation to come....

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