Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Clayprinting

I feel I must promote clayprinting every chance I get. And to promote the creator of the clayprinting process, Mitch Lyons. I bumped into Mitch (not literally or personally), but in Paul Scott's book  Painted Clay.  And a likely place to find Mitch, even though he was nestled in the back of the book like a post script,. because clayprinting  actually involves painting clay with clay (got that?)

With the clayprinting process you can produce wonderful monoprints with layers of color and texture. What I particularly like about it is the "surprise factor". Because the colors are applied to a clay slab that is only leather hard the clay almost has a life of it's own. Pigments sink into the clay, colors come up from the clay, and lovely surprises appear on the "canvas".

Check out Mitch's prints & ceramics at www.mitchlyons.com.

Saturday, September 14, 2013