I've been thinking about decals for a while now, and wondering how to incorporate them into my work.  In trying to eliminate a few steps of the process, namely a third firing, I've played with the oxide decals you can buy from Chinese Clay Art. I like the process and results of using the oxide ones, but am limited by the types of designs commercially available.  So in order to create decals of my own designs/motifs, I dusted off my rusty screen printing skills (a big thank you to my fellow AIR, Jess, who made sure I was doing it right) and made my own. The results are not too bad (see mug above). I think I might need to put a binder in the oxide mix so that it doesn't flake off the paper once it's dried. Other than than, I won't know until I fire the mug if it will be successful.