Example of a logo done using a polymer plate

Wednesday 16th October 2013

Polymer plates are used in letter press and can still be purchased online (e.g. boxcarpress.com). Just create the artwork in a vector graphic drawing program and upload it to their website. Press it into a thin slab (using some sort of oil as a parting agent) and then attach that using slip to the item. After the piece is bisque fired apply the color and wipe it away from the high spots using a sponge. This is a celadon cone 10R glaze (about 3.5% iron oxide) on a buff firing reduction stoneware with G1947U transparent liner glaze. The brown in the logo is a tenmoku.

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Iron Oxide Red, G1947U - Cone 10 Glossy Transparent Base Glaze, 77E06B - Plainsman Celadon Cone 10R, Polymer plates. Great for stamping into clay., Celadon Glaze

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