ImageTransfersOnClay

Polaroid Image Transfers Printed On Hand-Built Clay.

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ImageTransfersOnClay

Polaroid Image Transfers Printed On Hand-Built Clay.

69 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

Announcement   Welcome! All of my Polaroid transfers are made from actual Polaroid film and not decal reproductions. This is 669 "peel-apart" film. It is much sturdier and more light-fast than the "shake it like a Polaroid picture" film we grew up with. A detailed process description can be found in the "About" section of my shop. All pieces receive multiple layers of a clear matte varnish to resist moisture, dust, fingerprints and provide UV protection.

I am a one-person operation. All of the work displayed in my shop is pre-made and ready to ship in 1-2 business days.

Many Thanks to Northern Virginia Magazine for featuring my rocks planter in it's "Etsy Adoration" blog! Please copy and paste this link to see it: http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/tag/etsy-adoration/

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Last updated on Dec 4, 2015

Welcome! All of my Polaroid transfers are made from actual Polaroid film and not decal reproductions. This is 669 "peel-apart" film. It is much sturdier and more light-fast than the "shake it like a Polaroid picture" film we grew up with. A detailed process description can be found in the "About" section of my shop. All pieces receive multiple layers of a clear matte varnish to resist moisture, dust, fingerprints and provide UV protection.

I am a one-person operation. All of the work displayed in my shop is pre-made and ready to ship in 1-2 business days.

Many Thanks to Northern Virginia Magazine for featuring my rocks planter in it's "Etsy Adoration" blog! Please copy and paste this link to see it: http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/tag/etsy-adoration/

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glitter11waves

glitter11waves on Jan 11, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

I just received the polaroid transfer and I just love it! Beautiful and very professionally made. I will be purchasing more from "Image Transfers On Clay". Also I received securely packaged with a beautiful tiled "thank you". Very happy.

Lisa

Lisa on Sep 23, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

It's beautiful in the picture in the artist's shop, but so much better in person! The photos have this wonderful dreamy ethereal look. It looks great against my green kitchen wall!

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About

Photography And Clay Together

Polaroid Image Transfers are created when exposed Polaroid film is prematurely separated and the emulsion is developed on an alternate surface, in this case fired clay or ceramic. Unlike traditional photography, no two Polaroid transfers are alike.

The film used in this technique (Polaroid "669") has a "peel-apart" or removeable negative. Using an enlarger-like device called a "Daylab," a 35mm slide is exposed to the Polaroid film, much like a negative is exposed to photographic paper. This is valuable because it allows the original image to be made separately from the printing process, thus eliminating many photographic variables and allows reproductions from the same image. Shortly after development begins, it is interrupted when the negative and positive are pulled apart prematurely. The still-developing negative is pressed emulsion-side down onto a new surface.

Part of the allure of Polaroid Transfers are blue areas in the image referred to as "lift-off." This occurs when the emulsion does not adhere to the printing surface and "lifts off" with the Polaroid negative. It leaves behind a blue latent image where the emulsion began development and stained the printing surface. Polaroid Transfer reference texts often devote entire chapters to techniques that promote "lift-off."

It is important to note that the images used in my work are made of actual Polaroid film, rather than a decal or other means of reproduction. Sadly, Polaroid ceased production of 669 film several years ago and the replacement manufactured by FujiFilm does not lend itself well to my image transfer process. I've experimented unsuccessfully with it. Fortunately, I still have several boxes of Polaroid 669 and this film still prints beautifully.

I have a bachelor's degree in photography and my mom was a potter, so I grew up around both mediums and am inspired by photographic images on ceramics. My early printing surfaces were simple clay slabs, but the shapes have evolved over time to include three-dimensional objects, many of which are functional. My best work occurs when the imagery and clay work together to form a cohesive piece.

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Last updated on March 29, 2016
Thank you for your interest in my work. I am a mixed media artist with formal education and training in photography and clay. This work represents a combination of these skills.

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I accept Paypal as well as Etsy Direct Checkout (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) and Etsy gift cards. I also accept personal checks.


Due to the nature of this work, I am unable to fulfill custom orders. I do not do consignment.
Shipping
Items will ship via USPS Priority or First Class Mail to your Etsy address with insurance and delivery confirmation (included in shipping cost). It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure the correct shipping address is included with the order. Although pieces usually ship within one business day, your order will not ship more than three business days from the date the order is placed. Larger/heavier items may ship FedEx Ground.

Buyers outside of the U.S. are responsible for all additional fees (ie customs charges, taxes, etc.).
Refunds and Exchanges
Items are packed with great care. In the unlikely event a piece should arrive damaged, please contact me within 48 hours of receipt. Save the packing material for the insurance claim and email a photo of the damage or pack up the pieces to return to me. Once the claim has been processed, the purchase price, less shipping costs, will be refunded.

Please be mindful the colors displayed on the computer screen may differ from the actual colors in the artwork. If you are unhappy with the piece and wish to return it, please communicate with me within 5 days of delivery. Pack it carefully in the original materials, insure the shipment for full value, and return it within 14 days. Return postage is not refundable. You will receive a refund less shipping expenses once the item has arrived safely. Returned items damaged in transit are only refundable once the insurance claim is processed.

Although I typically don't do custom work, custom orders are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care Instructions:

As with other fine art, keep this piece out of direct sunlight. Clean unprinted areas lightly with a white eraser or white sandpaper. (Take care not to breath sanded clay.) Each piece is finished with multiple layers of a moisture-resistant, UV protective coating (matte finish) making them suitable for high-humid environments, such as a bathroom. Protect from food splatters that might stain the clay if displayed in the kitchen. For functional pieces, gentle hand-washing is recommended over automatic dishwashing. If using outdoors, protect from freezing and keep out of direct sunlight. Framed pieces may not be suitable for high-humid environments.


About the Process:

A short tutorial on the Polaroid Transfer technique: http://sarahwichlacz.com/?p=5

This is a short video of a traditional Polaroid Transfer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2uUliJ8rFQ