500 PRINTS ON CLAY
Paperback: 420 pages
Publisher: Lark Books (2013)
Dimensions: 8.0″ x 8.0″ x 1.1″
Shipping Weight: 2.56 lbs.
This breathtaking entry in the highly successful 500 Ceramics series ventures into the hottest area of modern ceramics: image transfer on clay. Juried by the renowned artist and teacher Paul Andrew Wandless, it showcases a visually intriguing collection of contemporary work in this rapidly evolving field. The featured pieces include silkscreen; newspaper, tissue, and digital ink transfer; stencils and more, printed on everything from earthenware and porcelain to stoneware and vitreous china.
While clay and printmaking have long been combined to make art, rapidly evolving image-transfer techniques are firmly at the forefront of ceramics today. “The pieces you see here constitute a separate genre, one that isn’t specifically about clay or printmaking but about something in between,” writes juror Paul Andrew Wandless, one of the foremost practitioners and teachers in the field.
The artists featured in this visually intriguing collection execute their ideas through shrewd combinations of techique and process, and this is what makes their work outstanding. They use stamping, embossing, stencils, screening, mono-printing, lithography, decals, and paper transfers as tools to enhance their work so that their intentions are more clearly interpreted.