Juan Granados Demonstration
Photo Imaging on Clay
On July 6, 2004, GACA hosted Juan Granados for a demonstration of
photo imaging on clay. Juan Granados is an
Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Texas Tech in Lubbock TX.
Juan Granados demonstrated the decorative technique of photo transfer as applied to
ceramic surfaces. During the artist's slide show, he inspired the audience with his
personal story and memories as he described the motivations for his own artistic expression.
His application of photographs on hand built sculpture evokes an interesting sense of both
timelessness and historical content.
Juan also showed us an approach to faceting vessels on the potters' wheel.
The pitch-in food was great and the crowd was pleased!
To check out Juan Granados' work ....
Photos from the Photo Transfer Demonstration
|Juan Granados demonstrates a photo transfer technique for post firing decoration.
||After applying and drying 6-7 coats of acrylic medium, the color xerox image was soaked in water to soften the paper for removal.
|The paper is rubbed from the back of the image.
||Finally, the image is arranged on the fired clay and 1-2 coats of acrylic medium are appllied.
This simi-permanent image can be applied to glazed or unglazed surfaces.