How to Print With Clay!

This printing with clay demonstration was inspired by artist Mitch Lyons and his presentation at the PAEA 2016 conference at Moore College. How might you use this process in your classroom?

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How to Print With Clay!
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www.mitchlyons.com/ Mitch Lyons explains that this process developed from years of trial and error with material. He is a potter by trade, but was seeking out a way to break into the 2D world.

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Leather hard slab.

Leather hard slab.

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White China clay

White China clay

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Mix clay and water - equal parts. Add tempera paint or pigments for color. Paint must be without a drying agent. No acrylic. No oil.

Mix clay and water - equal parts. Add tempera paint or pigments for color. Paint must be without a drying agent. No acrylic. No oil.

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Paint slip onto newsprint and allow to dry a few minutes.

Paint slip onto newsprint and allow to dry a few minutes.

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Burnish newsprint onto slab for color layering!

Burnish newsprint onto slab for color layering!

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Use slip trailers to draw or splatter slip.

Use slip trailers to draw or splatter slip.

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Slip trailer

Slip trailer

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Use a spray bottle to moisten pellan.

Use a spray bottle to moisten pellan.

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Burnish pellan and pull print!

Burnish pellan and pull print!

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