Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

SCREEN PRINTING - In pottery (5) Setting up a table

ca: SERIGRAFIA - En ceràmica (5) Instal•lar una taula de treball.

es: SERIGRAFÍA - En cerámica (5) Instalar una mesa de trabajo.

Table layout: On the right is the basin of clean water, a roli of paper toweling, a pot with the prepared paint on a plate, two brushes one big and soft to clean the tiles, the other to put the paint on the screen, a pole for mixing the color and a squeegee for pulling the paint over the screen.

A list of what is needed to work with
Basin: Plastic and full of water to clean the screen if needed.
Bits: There are two small tiles with old playing cards at each front corner to build up the height of the screen.
Brush (f); A large one to move paint from the pot to the screen.
Clamps: Two, to hold the metal bar to the table.
Cloth: To clean the screen with.
Dusting brushes (b); are large, soft paint brushes with straight hair for dusting unfired glazes or enamel colors.
Heavy objects: To put on top of the bisque tiles to hold them in place.
Hinge clamps: Two are attached to the table to hold the screen.
Kitchen Paper; is a large roll of hand paper used to clean the screen.
Medium; is a liquid added to colors to help them run well, it makes them more pliable.
Metal bars: A flat bar of metal, longer than the width of the table and about 2cm wide, this is to hold the tiles correctly and stop them from moving.
Outlines: Mix 50% dark brown and 50% brown red, then one part of the mixed colors to three parts transparent glaze. Add water and a little medium, stir it well, and pass it through the sieve, it should be a thickish liquid for printing outlines.
Squeegee; is a tool used to pull the paint over the screen.
Tiles: Bisque tiles for spacing and holding in place the tiles that are going to be marked.

Screen printing, the next section; Screen Printing (6)