Blue or Pink Screens:
Photographs are printed or enlarged onto transparency film. This image is then exposed onto a flexible fabric under sunlight or UV lights. When cleared in water, the screen is used like a stencil through which underglaze or slip can be screened.
Rice Paper Transfer:
From a silkscreen or flexible screen, a mixture of Mason stains and Karo syrup is screened with a squeegee onto rice paper. Once the paper is dry, this image can be inverted and gently rubbed onto a greenware or bisque surface and subsequently glazed.
Images are printed onto photo-sensitive paper using a laser printer. After soaking in water like a decal, they are then transferred to a glazed surface. After firing the decals can be hand colored with China paints, then refired to a low temperature.
A large assortment of very low fire colors that are available in both tubes and as powders. They can be oil or water based. Can be applied to a glazed surface and refired around Cone 018. In traditional China painting, colors were fired individually to different temperatures.
Lustres and Metallics:
A range of shiny surfaces that include gold, and silver suspended in oil that are applied to a glazed surface and refired at a low temperature.
A silk screen is stretched onto a wooden frame, then coated with a photo sensitive emulsion. An enlarged transparency of a photographed image is exposed onto the screen and carefully washed out in water so that the dark areas of the photograph are clear. Then underglazes or slips are pressed through with a squeegee onto greenware or bisque clay, transferring a detailed image.