photosensitized ceramics

Havre. Montana

A
Havre. Montana

  • 1
  • 2
  • 40
Busker

A
Busker

  • 3
  • 0
  • 72
Gormley in Winchester

H
Gormley in Winchester

  • 1
  • 0
  • 96
Winchester singer

H
Winchester singer

  • 0
  • 0
  • 87
New life

D
New life

  • 0
  • 0
  • 79

Recent Classifieds

Forum statistics

Threads
177,115
Messages
2,429,758
Members
94,141
Latest member
Paul Thomas
Recent bookmarks
1

ann

Subscriber
Joined
Sep 10, 2002
Messages
3,328
Shooter
35mm
One of our ceramics instructors wants to try placing photo images on clay.
She has been doing some research and has passed on to me an article which gives some basic information.

We will be helping her in the darkroom part of the process, and am looking of any tips that may be helpful from anyone who has been using this process.

Based on the article i am reading, it seems as if one of the Rockland products would be a good emulsion to use. Anyone out there using this process, or have tried it out for themselves?

regards. ann
 

donbga

Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2003
Messages
3,053
Shooter
Large Format Pan
ann said:
One of our ceramics instructors wants to try placing photo images on clay.
She has been doing some research and has passed on to me an article which gives some basic information.

We will be helping her in the darkroom part of the process, and am looking of any tips that may be helpful from anyone who has been using this process.

Based on the article i am reading, it seems as if one of the Rockland products would be a good emulsion to use. Anyone out there using this process, or have tried it out for themselves?

regards. ann

Ann,

You really need to post this question on the Alternative Process Mail List. You will find a number of experts in this area that post there. Also you can search their archives and get tons of relavant information.

Don
 

glbeas

Subscriber
Joined
Sep 25, 2002
Messages
3,838
Location
Marietta, Ga. USA
Shooter
Multi Format
I've been considering this because my brother just got a kiln and we've seen fired photographic images. I'm thinking any process that uses a gelation emulsion would be incompatible. It would most likely be a process like salted print or platinum palladium coated directly on the bisque, exposed and processed, then fired under a clear glaze. I think an unglazed tile would be a good place to start. We will probably try this out before too long. I'll be interested to see what you can find out in your efforts
 

Ryuji

Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Messages
1,415
Location
Boston, MA
Shooter
Multi Format
ann said:
One of our ceramics instructors wants to try placing photo images on clay.
She has been doing some research and has passed on to me an article which gives some basic information.

We will be helping her in the darkroom part of the process, and am looking of any tips that may be helpful from anyone who has been using this process.

Based on the article i am reading, it seems as if one of the Rockland products would be a good emulsion to use. Anyone out there using this process, or have tried it out for themselves?

regards. ann

I don't know about Rockland products, but if you want to get good image quality, you must pay attention to provide good smooth surface on which the emulsion is coated. How you can do this depends on the surface of the ceramic, glazed or otherwise.

Generally, you want to use sizing with well hardened gelatin. Then coat the emulsion on it. Another good sizing material is stylene butadiene latex copolymer. Fujifilm sells this in a bottle as "Art Emulsion Binder" but it may be hard to buy in the U.S.

Also, don't forget to harden the emulsion itself as well.

Hope this helps.
 
OP
OP

ann

Subscriber
Joined
Sep 10, 2002
Messages
3,328
Shooter
35mm
thanks to everyone, this is going to be an interesting experience.


When i agreed to assist in the darkroom end of things i thought the instructor had a better handle on the process. SHe is a great person and makes real fun stuff, but is a bit in lala land about the process.

And of course, i know nothing about clay, except you have to throw it around to get the air out. Am sure it has a technical name, but don't remember it from college when i did take one class.:rolleyes:
 

ian_greant

Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2003
Messages
402
Location
Calgary
Shooter
Multi Format
Generally images for ceramics are either silkscreened or applied using a process much like carbon printing.

Commercially other processes are used as neither of the above processes are fast enough for mass production work.

Somewhere out there is a really good site covering the traditional process. Once upon a time I had it bookmarked but can't seem to find it now..

Cheers,
Ian
 

John_Brewer

Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2004
Messages
454
Location
Manchester, UK
Shooter
Large Format
Alternative Photographic Processes, Webb & Reed, ISBN 1-883403-70-7 mention that gum printing can be used on unglazed tiles. Watercolour pigment is substituted with underglaze pigment, the tile coated, exposed, washed and dried. Coat with transparent glaze and fire.

Hope that helps,
 
Photrio.com contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
To read our full affiliate disclosure statement please click Here.

PHOTRIO PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Ilford Photo ADOX Freestyle Photographic Photo Warehouse Stearman Press Weldon Color Lab
Top Bottom