A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching Kristina Bogdanov demonstrate a really cool way to transfer photographic images onto clay surfaces. And, don’t worry! We captured the whole thing on video to share with you, my faithful readers!

 

Though the name sounds a bit intimidating, photo lithography image transfer onto clay, is not a terribly difficult process. You just need to get a couple of tools that you might not have on hand, but once you do that, it’s a piece of cake. In today’s video, Kristina shows us how. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 


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For best finished results, Kristina suggests using darker Mason Stains, such as:

 

Royal Blue 6339
Deep Brown 6109 or 6190
Black 6657 or 6666

Some oxides can also work, although Mason Stains are the most reliable for strong color.

 

 

 

To learn more about Kristina Bogdanov or see more images of her work, visit http://kristinabogdanov.com/ceramics



For more ways to decorate the clay surface, check out Robin Hopper’s DVD
Making Marks: Ceramic Surface Decoration in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.

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