Expanding the Banwell Pottery design range

screen printingBanwell Pottery is excited to announce that it’s screen print project is now up and running.

Screen printing is a technique that transfers ink through a mesh stencil onto the surface of a material. It involves building wooden screens, putting the mesh onto the screens, using a dark room for the photosensitive emulsion, and finally printing the product. It enables us to use a single screen to print and produce a large number of items quickly, and to a high quality.

Using new techniques will enable the people we support to benefit from the opportunity to learn a wide range of new skills and develop their creative ideas on different media. It means we can now print our potters’ fabulous designs onto many different surfaces.

Our early samples have been very well received and we’ll be using this feedback to help develop a range of products that will be attractive to customers. It’ll help to diversify our product range whilst remaining in keeping with our handmade, artisan aesthetic.

We’ve made a start using the screen print method to print onto bags, cards, and aprons, and hope to increase our range with the possibility of T-shirts and clay slips onto ceramics.

If you’d like to view the new screen print range, please pop into the Pottery between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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