‘Alhambra’ construction enamel

Experiment

Screen print enamel application

Material

Metal

Craft

Tinkering

General Technique

Surface modifying

Specific Technique

Enamel

Properties & Qualities

Application

Product

Qualities

Colourful

Colour

Blue

Sample Information

Date of Creation

2018

Culture & Context

Pattern inspired by ceramic tiles from the Alhambra in Granada

Process & Production

Rectangular piece of mild steel sandblasted to clean sprayed on both sides with WG Ball wet process enamel ground coat and fired.
Processes:
white enamel sprayed on one side and fired 820C for 2 mins.
sky blue WG Ball enamels poured onto one side, dried and scratched with compass point to reveal the white underneath. Fired 820C for 2 mins.
stencil design created in illustrator, printed and transferred to silkscreen 77 mesh.
White enamelling (Degussa firing paint) mixed with screen print medium and screen partially printed onto sample and fired 630C for 2 mins.

Credits

Craft Maker

Katie Fawcett

Library Contributor

Katie Fawcett UWTSD

Photographer

Amanda Roberts