Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Photopolymer plates for art clay silver
For this section of my bracelet I have used a photograph of a turtle carved in stone to create a black and white graphic image which has then been used to make a photopolymer plate. The art clay silver is rolled out to an even thickness (between roller guides). The photopolymer plate is oiled lightly to stop it sticking to the clay and then rolled over the top of the clay slab, again between roller guides to ensure the piece remains an even thickness.
The technique for creating photopolmer plates was taught by Katie Baum of the Art Clay Society at the Art Clay World UK Guild conference in 2008.