1.0mm, Inkjet Transfer Print (Hodge Inkjet Method), Underglaze Powders,
Fired Cone 10. Dimensions:7''x5.5'' Year:2009.
Love Letters, Chatboxes, Refuse/Refuse
had previously used with success on my 2D handmade sheets but I had not yet
tried it on Keraflex.
Knowing that the iron oxide laser transfer would survive a cone 10 firing, I
hoped that the image would also survive being soaked in water so that I
could then manipulate the Keraflex sheet after applying the transfer and was
very excited when it did. Finally, I had found a way to print onto the sheet
and then manipulate it. After firing, when held up to the light, the
trans-ferred image was visible through every layer of the 3D form. I decided
to run a sheet of Keraflex directly through my laser printer. It jammed. I
made adjustments for the thickness of the Keraflex, tried printing on the
other side and it ran though without a hitch, achieving a perfect laser
In hopeful anticipation, I soaked the printed Keraflex in water (trial and
error determined the correct timing) and folded the sheets retaining a
perfect image. I fired the pieces to cone ten and the result was a perfect
direct laser printed 3D ceramic form and the print was photographic
Judi's artist Statement"The idea of using Keraflex on porcelain came from trying to find a way tospeed up the intense work of carving my porcelain. I love the translucencythat one gets when one carves through a thinly thrown piece. I did try usingshellac and latex to obtain similar results to carving but was never fullysatisfied. One day I thought I will just cut out some Keraflex simple shapesand see if they will stick on a porcelain bowl. The bowl and design driedvery well, so on to a bisque and a glaze firing with no problem.
RoadsProcesses/Medium:Keraflex Porcelain,Fired Cone 10. Image Courtesy of
Kerafol. All Rights Reserved.
Year:2010.Every leaf and some of the blades of grass are made with Keraflex.
Porcelain, Keraflex Porcelain Slurry, Fired Cone 10. Silver. Image Courtesy
of Kerafol. All Rights Reserved.