Day two – Screened

Went today to hang with Dave in Screen Printing to do an introduction on Mark Making. Given my foundation education was design/architecture, I’m kinda missing some arts basics, like screen printing, so I had a bit of fun tooling about with dip pens and scratching into acrylic paint and doing rubbings (over some of my laser-cut stainless patterns) and the like. And of course making the screen and the prints themselves. Dave is a master craftsman in this area, his knowledge and precision were easy to admire, especially once us novices had had a go at the process. Why screen print? Well, using different media one is able to screen print onto transfers that can then be placed onto a layer of enamel and then fired, rather gently. Could come in handy…

Then back in the enamel studio I made 3 quick samples, all of which impressed me more than the previous day’s efforts. There’s something to working quickly without thinking, (with the advantage of some practice under my belt.) I was reminded of how I like to work with enamel.