Printing and Embossing with Clay and Underglazes Using Balsa-Foam®

by AMACO brent

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Printing is a very popular art form that is perfect for creating repeating patterns, images and designs. Printmaking techniques can easily be transferred into working with clay with the help of AMACO® Balsa-Foam® and AMACO® Underglazes, along with the many tools you already have in your classroom. In this lesson we show three different techniques for transferring an image to clay.

Technique #1: Block Printing with Underglazes on Moist Clay

Lightly sketch a design or image onto the Balsa-Foam® block using a soft pencil.