July 7, 2017 – July 9, 2017
919 Madison Street
Screenprinting Decals for Ceramics, Glass and Enamel
Rimas VisGirda began his academic career in science, earning a degree in physics from California State University at Sacramento. He later received a Master of Arts in Art degree from the same university, and completed a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics and sculpture at Washington State University. He has exhibited his work, presented workshops in ceramics, and lectured internationally and is represented in over 30 public as well as many private collections. His work is featured in many books on ceramics as well as periodicals in the field. He has taught at colleges and universities on the west coast and in the Midwest since 1973, before retiring from full-time teaching in 1997.
Rimas VisGirda July 7-9 Screenprinting Decals for Ceramics, Glass and Enamel In this hands-on workshop, participants will convert images into silk-screens and use screen printing techniques to print on any flat surface. Participants will have an opportunity to print directly onto clay, glass or enamel and will receive a screen and squeegee for later use to create their own decals. Decals may be applied and fired onto ceramics, as well as enameled metal and glass, or to any smooth surface as a non-fired decorative element. Discussion and demonstration includes multi-color printing and color separation. The course is designed to be “low-tech”, allowing participants to continue printing at home or studio. These same techniques apply to multiple other applications. Ceramic experience is not required.