Printing on to ceramics with Dave Fortune

Design by Louise Morgan

Over the weekend we were very happy to have Dave Fortune come and demonstrate his knowledge of printing on to ceramics. Using a process and specialist paper he developed himself, this technique allows you to transfer a screen print onto bowls, dishes or any other piece of crockery (for example this stunning plate by Louise Morgan shown above).

Dave Fortune with others

The technique involves screen printing onto acrylic Decal paper, leaving it to dry and then using warm water to lift the print intact off the paper. You then slide it onto a piece of ceramic, move it into position and when it's dry, fire it in a kiln to leave a smooth, polished and water-resistant piece of art.

A selection of the prints ready for transfer

More designs by Louise Morgan

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