"Astronaut" Salad Plate
An astronaut chilling in space.
All images are my own, made with traditional nib and ink style comic illustration. The drawings are shaded with greyscale watercolor which is then processed and turned into the classic halftone pattern for screenprinting. Using a special-made ceramic ink, the images are printed in runs onto newsprint; these prints are then transferred onto clay slabs via slip (the moisture of the slip loosens the ink from the paper and the drawing is reversed onto the vessel. The pots are constructed entirely with handbuilding techniques and are ultimately coated with a clear glaze and fired to 2120°F.
Mid-range earthenware, slip, ceramic screenprint ink, cone 4 oxidation-fired