1. #TuesdayTip: Monoprinting for CeramicsBy Chadwick Augustine, MFA and 92Y Ceramics Center Instructor Want to get a cool new design onto your DIY ceramic ware? Using a plaster slab to transfer a slip design onto clay can be a good way to do it! This monoprint technique of applying colored slips, or layers of color transferred through water, to plaster and then pressing soft clay onto the design is most often used in creating decorative slabs and tiles. Try using the same process in any plaster dish mold as a way to explore themes and series within a set of plates or bowls. For best transfer results, allow slip design to dry fully on plaster before pressing soft, dampened clay into the mold. Also, try varying the viscosity of your slips from very thin to thick to get greater depth in your surface—from thin veils of color to opaque color fields and lines.  Join Chadwick this spring to learn about slips and more in his class on Handbuilding and Wheel!

    #TuesdayTip: Monoprinting for Ceramics
    By Chadwick Augustine, MFA and 92Y Ceramics Center Instructor

    Want to get a cool new design onto your DIY ceramic ware? Using a plaster slab to transfer a slip design onto clay can be a good way to do it! This monoprint technique of applying colored slips, or layers of color transferred through water, to plaster and then pressing soft clay onto the design is most often used in creating decorative slabs and tiles. Try using the same process in any plaster dish mold as a way to explore themes and series within a set of plates or bowls.

    For best transfer results, allow slip design to dry fully on plaster before pressing soft, dampened clay into the mold. Also, try varying the viscosity of your slips from very thin to thick to get greater depth in your surface—from thin veils of color to opaque color fields and lines.

    Join Chadwick this spring to learn about slips and more in his class on Handbuilding and Wheel!

  2. #TuesdayTip: A Very DIY Holiday! The 92Y Ceramics Department toasts the holidays with a Flask Tutorial [PDF] by instructor Bethany Pelle. Happy drinking!

    #TuesdayTip: A Very DIY Holiday! The 92Y Ceramics Department toasts the holidays with a Flask Tutorial [PDF] by instructor Bethany Pelle. Happy drinking!

  3. Artist Tom Sachs working on his next piece at 92Y Ceramics, learning the craft with ceramics instructor J.J. Peet. 
Previously.

    Artist Tom Sachs working on his next piece at 92Y Ceramics, learning the craft with ceramics instructor J.J. Peet.

    Previously.

    (Source: facebook.com)

  4. Artist Tom Sachs made his first “perfect” tea bowl at 92Y. He’s learning the craft of ceramics at 92Y, under the tutelage of ceramics instructor J.J. Peet. Does his tea cup look familiar? 

    Artist Tom Sachs made his first “perfect” tea bowl at 92Y. He’s learning the craft of ceramics at 92Y, under the tutelage of ceramics instructor J.J. Peet. Does his tea cup look familiar