Digital Image Transfer on Ceramic Tile
6-week class. Beginners welcome.
May 03 - Jun 07 | wed | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
All levels welcome
Rod Cely will lead this 6-week, hands-on workshop breaking down the boundaries between photography, digital image manipulation, and clay. While computers and clay may seem worlds apart, Rod will discuss how advances in digital software and home printer technology have made computers an important bridge between clay and image-based art forms. Participants in this workshop will learn to use Photoshop and AutoCAD to create digital collages, prepare images (photographs, drawings, paintings, or digital) and print them to special decal paper that will be fired on clay tiles, resulting in a sepia toned design. Color may be applied by hand painting enamels onto the tile’s surface. Kiln firing will also be covered.
All materials will be covered in class cost.
Rod Cely was born in Bogotá, Colombia, South America. He studied Industrial Design at the National University of Colombia from 1989 to 1999. His research on glass fusing, creating artificial gems and firing glass kilns started in 1995 to the present 2017.He won first prize in the First bi-annual National Glass Competition in Colombia. His glass today concentrates on designs of Mirefiori a technique that creates distinctive decorative patterns in glass, photography on glass, high/medium/low firings with glass. He has also developed techniques to carve glass and designing ways to melt air bubbles, in controlled ways, in molten glass. He is happily married with two kids. He has lived in Jackson, WY for 17 years where he has taught, made art and industrial design and has worked as an interpreter, in which he has 35 years of experience. While he loves the mountains of Jackson, he wishes the blue-green Caribbean sea was much closer.