Screen Printing for Clay with Shalya Marsh
This is a live virtual workshop
Have you always wanted to print on clay or make your own underglaze transfers but were turned off by complicated and messy emulsion-based screen-printing?
You’re in luck! In this virtual workshop, hand-builder, tile maker, and digital wizard Shalya Marsh will demonstrate her approachable strategies for creating silkscreens using digitally cut vinyl. Demonstrations will focus on how to make heat transfer vinyl silkscreens, direct printing on clay, using silicone Gelli plates to transfer prints to bisqueware, and making and applying your own underglaze transfers.
Whether you’ve already got a craft cutter, or are thinking of getting one*, this step-by-step virtual workshop will show you how to use your craft cutter to make DIY silkscreens, and it includes a ton of great bonus resources–including both on-demand lessons and a 2-hr live session!
Not a fan of technology? This process can also work with hand-cut vinyl or heat transfer vinyl!
*Note: many local libraries have craft cutters you can use, so if you’re interested in this process, but aren’t quite ready to invest in your own machine, check in with your local library to see what equipment they have.
In the live Screen Printing for Clay workshop you’ll learn:
- How to apply vinyl and heat transfer vinyl (HTV) to make a usable silkscreen
- Various methods for printing images with and without a mounted screen.
- How to put those screens to use to create your own underglaze transfers (no more mass-market images for you!)
- How to print directly on clay
- How to use silicone Gelli plates to transfer screen prints and images to bisqueware
- And more!
In The Cutting 101 On-Demand Video Lessons You’ll Learn:
- How to use the Silhouette’s Design Studio and Cricut’s Design Space software.
- Basic procedure for cutting vinyl and heat transfer vinyl on a Silhouette Cameo or a Cricut. Including importing images, changing settings, and cutting.
- How to turn hand-drawn or digital images into files for cutting heat transfer vinyl for silk screens.
- And more!
As a bonus, you’ll receive half a dozen different handouts from Shalya, outlining her techniques and approaches, and a step-by-step guide for making screens and printing. Shalya is also including a ready to cut screen design that features simple polka dots and lines!
Open to all skill levels.
Live Workshop Details
Date: February 17th
Time: 1-3pm EST [convert to timezone]
Replay Access: you can re-watch the workshop recording as much as you like for 90 days after purchase.
Want to also take Shalya’s popular Cut It Out: Stencils for the Ceramic Surface workshop? We’re offering a bundle deal: purchase both of Shalya’s workshops and get $25 off! Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
Shalya Marsh received a BFA in ceramics from SUNY New Paltz and an MFA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2016. She ran the Ceramics Technology & Production Facility and was the Myers Foundation Ceramic Research Associate at West Virginia University from 2017-2023 where she taught ceramics and digital technology. In addition to a rich exhibition record, Marsh has augmented her studio practice through participation in workshops and residencies, including at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, a Kiln God Residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and the Lormina Salter Fellowship at Baltimore Clayworks. Shalya lives in Morgantown, WV with her husband Jeffrey Moser where she gardens, teaches in the community, and has a home studio.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
This is a virtual workshop, simply purchase it here in the shop! After that, check your inbox for an email from my virtual platform, Naomi’s School, with a link to login to your new account and access the course. The zoom link to the live class will be in your student dashboard, along with any other course materials.
Note: if you have previously purchased workshops through my website, the new course will be added to your existing student dashboard. Simply login there to access the new course.
How do I access the recording and other course materials?
Once you register for the workshop, you’ll get all the info on how to access the course delivered right to your inbox within about 15 min. You will need to create a login password within Naomi’s e-learning platform, Thinkific. Please save that information in your browser, so that you can easily access the course materials whenever you like.
How long do I have access to this course?
Pottery Technique courses have an access time of 90 days and Professional Development courses are accessible for 1 year -both from the date of purchase. You can watch your course as much as you like during that time, and on any devices you own!
What kinds of tools do I need to take a pottery workshop?
You will be able to make everything I demonstrate using the basic pottery tools you already have on hand. So as long as you have some clay, and your standard pottery tools (wire cutter, knife, sponge, and a board to work on), you’ll be good to go. One thing you will need access to is a kiln to fire your finished work. If you want to know more about the tools I use most in my work, check out this video.
Due to the digital nature of this product we don’t offer refunds.