Event Title

Combing Printmaking Process with Ceramic Materials

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

4-4-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

4-4-2011 10:30 AM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Todd Schanafelt

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

The Ceramic and Printmaking disciplines are two highly process and technically oriented fields that require a solid foundation and knowledge of fundamental skills. Ceramics and Printmaking both have histories rooted in tradition. However advancements in digital media technologies are rapidly being integrated into fine arts practices and the computer is becoming a powerful tool in the fine arts realm. By utilizing the computer to create and manipulate imagery, I have been able to use serigraphy, intaglio, and lithography techniques, in combination with inks mixed using ceramic colorants as pigments to transfer imagery to ceramic forms.

Each printmaking process requires a different type of ceramic pigment, transfer method, and firing temp and in turn they all lend themselves to different applications and yield different results. Through the exploration of ceramic pigments, ink binders, and transfer papers, and firing methods I was able to successfully achieve and determine the optimal approaches and applications for each technique and medium and successfully integrate digital media into my ceramic and printmaking studio practices. The successful incorporation of graphic two-dimensional imagery on a ceramic surface has enabled me to pursue an interdisciplinary approach to my fine arts practice as well as cohesively utilize digital media as a tool in the Ceramics and Printmaking disciplines.

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Apr 4th, 9:00 AM Apr 4th, 10:30 AM

Combing Printmaking Process with Ceramic Materials

CSU 201

The Ceramic and Printmaking disciplines are two highly process and technically oriented fields that require a solid foundation and knowledge of fundamental skills. Ceramics and Printmaking both have histories rooted in tradition. However advancements in digital media technologies are rapidly being integrated into fine arts practices and the computer is becoming a powerful tool in the fine arts realm. By utilizing the computer to create and manipulate imagery, I have been able to use serigraphy, intaglio, and lithography techniques, in combination with inks mixed using ceramic colorants as pigments to transfer imagery to ceramic forms.

Each printmaking process requires a different type of ceramic pigment, transfer method, and firing temp and in turn they all lend themselves to different applications and yield different results. Through the exploration of ceramic pigments, ink binders, and transfer papers, and firing methods I was able to successfully achieve and determine the optimal approaches and applications for each technique and medium and successfully integrate digital media into my ceramic and printmaking studio practices. The successful incorporation of graphic two-dimensional imagery on a ceramic surface has enabled me to pursue an interdisciplinary approach to my fine arts practice as well as cohesively utilize digital media as a tool in the Ceramics and Printmaking disciplines.

Recommended Citation

Klimesh, Colin J.. "Combing Printmaking Process with Ceramic Materials." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 4, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/oral-session-01/3