Thursday, June 28, 2012


The reason for my trip to Taos was to learn clayprinting from Mitch Lyons. Mitch was a printmaker, then moved to ceramics, and by trial and error combined both of them for a unique printing experience.

Kathy & Michael prepare their plates

Pricilla prepares her plate with Ammador clay
 Printing is done from a leather hard clay plate.

Plates drying in the New Mexico sun for 20 min.
               Mitch says that the process can't be explained, so he demonestrates.
Mitch preparing color

Pots of color

 Adding color transfered from newsprint
Adding powdered pastel to the plate

Plate is ready to print

Here's the print!

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