Low-fire images for transferring on to pottery
Decals are also known as pottery transfers.
They can be used as a low-fire decorating technique to enhance pottery designs or shapes. The transfers are applied post glazing (e.g. on top of fired glaze) or between glass layers. Decals are mostly used on pottery earthenware ceramics stoneware china etc but they are also applied to glass – either between layers or on top. Enamellers can use decals on copper blanks for enamelled projects.
You will need a bowl of warm water, scissors, sponge, soft cloth or paper towel.
We think decals looks great with our other on-glaze products like gold and silver which can be fired at the same time as the decal.
If you want a unique decal made from a photograph or your own artwork, we recommend a company called Digital Ceramics. This company offers a bureau style printing service for the ceramic industry and hobbyists. Digital Ceramics can print your files directly from a disk or documents can be emailed to their high-speed ADSL connection. Digital printed pottery decals/transfers offer all advantages of conventional screen-printed transfers with the added advantages of good resolution 400dpi-600dpi and decals up to A3+ size (either one off's or short runs).