Pink Magnolia Plate on Flickr.
2011 13 x 9 x 2 in.
White Stoneware with underglazes and clear glaze. Ceramic Decal of a photo by Andy Clift taken at Huntington Gardens.
Matiilija Poppy Bud Plate On Sale now for $125.00 at the Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach.
This is an example of my latest endeavor, hand-built porcelain serving plates. Each plate is completely unique. Typically I brush a porcelain slip in a pattern on each surface. The piece is then bisque fired and then glazed and fired again.
Additionally, I place a ceramic decal on each piece. The decals are created from my photography. Backgrounds are removed, and alterations to the photograph are done in Photoshop and then they are printed using ceramic pigments. The decal is fired on to the surface and becomes part of the glaze making the plates fully functional.
maker/artist and soccer dad(@cliftcity ) resides in Portland Oregon. His creative work focuses in ceramics, photography, art, and design.