silk screen, screen printing on ceramic, printing on ceramic, printing on pottery 

Introducing Designer Silk Screens by Mayco!

Printing on clay has been increasingly popular, and here at The Ceramic Shop, we carry everything you need to try out these cool, eye-popping methods! Our goal is to make new techniques accessible and manageable for everyone from beginners just figuring out what they like to do, to serious studio potters who just want to try something new.

 

Mayco offers several helpful pointers for using your new Desinger Silk Screens with success from the very first print.

 

How to use silkscreens:

• Use a permanent marker to draw a circle around the design on your silk screen. When applying your silkscreen medium -- whether that's an underglaze or an oxide -- be sure to extend it to the circle to ensure you cover the entire design.

• Add your Silkscreen Medium a little bit at a time to your color. Mix slowly - remember, you can always add more! If the mixture gets too thick because you added too much Silkscreen Medium, don't worry -- just add more color.

• Use a squeegee to apply your inking mixture to larger areas. For smaller areas, your fingers will work just fine!  

• You can use tape to hold your screen in place while you apply your color mixture.

• Before you remove your screen after squeegeeing on your image, you ight want to test the crispness of your edges, or make sure that your color is getting applied in the proper thickness.  Just carefully lift up one edge of your screen to see how the image is transferring before removing it completely -- lining up such a detailed image after you remove it from the surface of your piece is very difficult!

• Keep a bowl or bin of water nearby, and place used screens in it immediately after screening. This will prevent the color mixture from drying on the screen. Soaking the screen will make it even easier to clean. Pat screens dry and allow to dry before the next use.

• Combine screens on one piece to create depth, using lighter colors for the background and darker colors for the foreground. 

• Add color to your design! You can do this by screening in black, and then filling the images in with color (from washes or underglazes). You can also screen in color for a different look.

• Using a notebook or binder, store screens and paper images in a clear insert. This keeps the screens flat and allows customers or clients to easily choose their image when they visit your studio.

 

Check out the cool silk screens we have below, and most importantly, have fun!

 

Bugs Silk Screen
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Bugs Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Cats Silk Screen
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Cats Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Chevron Silk Screen
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Chevron Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Creepy Silk Screen
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Creepy Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Dogs Silk Screen
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Dogs Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Dragons Silk Screen
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Dragons Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Flourishes Silk Screen
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Flourishes Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Flowers 2 Silk Screen
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Flowers 2 Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Flowers Silk Screen
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Flowers Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Fruits Silk Screen
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Fruits Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Global Travel Silk Screen
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Global Travel Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Halloween Silk Screen
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Halloween Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Large Birds Silk Screen
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Large Birds Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Leaves Silk Screen
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Leaves Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Monograms Silk Screen
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Monograms Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Music Silk Screen
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Music Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Nautical Silk Screen
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Nautical Silk Screen

$18.00
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Reptiles Silk Screen
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Reptiles Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Science Silk Screen
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Science Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Sea Life 2 Silk Screen
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Sea Life 2 Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Sea Life Silk Screen
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Sea Life Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Small Birds Silk Screen
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Small Birds Silk Screen

$18.00
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Steampunk Silk Screen
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Steampunk Silk Screen

$18.00
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Stripes Silk Screen
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Stripes Silk Screen

$18.00
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Stylized 2 Silk Screen
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Stylized 2 Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Stylized Silk Screen
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Stylized Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Symbols Silk Screen
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Symbols Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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The Farm Silk Screen
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The Farm Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Trees & Grass Silk Screen
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Trees & Grass Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Vegetables Silk Screen
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Vegetables Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Vintage Retro Silk Screen
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Vintage Retro Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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Zoo Animals Silk Screen
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Zoo Animals Silk Screen

$18.00
$13.95
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