In mid-July I took a one-night down and dirty screen printing class at a cool studio in Memphis called Five in One Social Club. This was my second class, the first being an indigo dye class (blue and white forever, you know), and I've learned so much and been inspired by both experiences. Last week I shared my hand-painted moth plate and told you about the screen print I did. At the class I made a print on a tea towel and a tote bag, but wondered how underglazes would work. Brilliantly, it turns out.
This is a small platter, plate 31 (it's a stretch, but I'm making it) that began as a clay slab that I printed and then draped in a mold. The bright blue makes me happy, and I love that you can see the texture of the screen in the print. More to come:
To celebrate the first day of school I had a little printing party. I love the single print in the center, but I also like the idea of repeating the motif. Clearly, I have a bit of a learning curve with placing the screen to do a good repeat, and in a bit, before I have wheel time, I'll cut and lay these printed slabs of porcelain into their molds.
In other news, I am restocking and renewing my etsy store this week. I've been off Etsy for a good long time but I'm ready to jump back into online sales. It will require a full day of computer time, which I always put off, but I think it's time to get back to it. My storefront here will remain open for the time being, but I may transition that over, as well.
Have a great week, friends