Blue & White Underglaze Transfers

Blue & White Underglaze Transfers
September 1, 2017 72 Hands

Underglaze tissue transfers come in a range of colors, most commonly blue, red, black and green. The character 壽 means longevity and is a commonly used motif in Chinese ceramics.

Tissue transfer drying on greenware. After a few minutes, the tissue can simply be removed, leaving the underglaze in place.

The final underglaze decoration after removal of the tissue. 囍 means double-happiness and is often used as a decoration in weddings.

Transfers that wrap around forms take the form of arcs. Here, a waste pile with discarded transfers.

Underglaze transfers wrapping around forms.

Racks of completed transfer ware.

Racks of completed transfer ware.