I hope it will be an interesting look at how some of my work is made, the development which goes into new pieces and a place to see new work fresh from my bench!
I took delivery last week of an exciting order of a new glass enamel paste! It looks just like traditional printing ink but is infact a very finely ground glass. When it is printed on glass and heated in the kiln to over 750c the enamel melts and becomes a permanent shiney surface.
|Lovely new enamel|
|Exposed screen ready for printing coasters|
Once designing was done I could get messy again! I use photo sensitive emulsion to coat the fabric on the screen, this produces really crisp designs. The emulsion is sensitive to light so I design my prints in black and white, the black areas being those I want to print. The black ink blocks the light to the coated fabric when exposed on a light box, when washed out with water the pattern is revealed on the screen. Its quite satisfying when it works and the design appears!
So this week I finished a screen design for my colour samples (think dulux in glass form!) a set of coaster designs and some individual strips for a lighting project which has been on my 'to do' list for quite a few years!
|Colour Chart no.1|
|Printed glass strips for lighting..one day!|
|Printed coasters ready for the kiln|