Since I am new to ceramics and wanted to start easy, I headed to a local ceramic studio during open workshop to "paint my own pottery." I am not the most artist person, so I picked up some silk screen stencils to create my pieces.
Ready to use EZScreen silk screens in various designs
Duncan concepts brand ceramic under-glazes
Flat artist brush, approx. 1.5" wide
Step 1: Screen Printing
Started off by giving 3 coats of yellow under-glaze on a tile. Laid the silk screen stencil on top, and used a flat artist brush to paint a black under-glaze over the stencil. Lifted it off, Voila!
I was told to use a screen printing medium or thickener combined with the under-glaze and apply by hand, but that just seemed messy and time consuming. Turns out, my way worked great.
Stencil: EZScreen Geometric Swirls design
Step 2: Second Tile
Same steps as the last tile, but I used the Abstract Floral silk screen and a maroon colored under-glaze.
Step 3: Last
For the last tile, I printed directly onto the bisque without pre-coating with under-glaze. I used black under-glaze and the Multi Mandala silk screen.
The tiles were clear dipped and placed in a low-fire kiln for 24 hours.
Thanks and I hope you enjoyed!