What is photoceramic?


Photoceramics is a printing technique that uses photographic images to create decorations on ceramic objects.

This technique combines photography with ceramics, two disciplines that, although different, complement each other, allowing for the creation of durable and resistant works of art.

The first documented use of photoceramics dates back to the 19th century when the first photographic processes began to be developed. However, the photoceramics as we know it today was developed in the 20th century, with the spread of photographic technology.

Generally, the process of producing ceramics involves creating a ceramic plate and then applying a glaze to it. The ceramic plate can be of various types: usually porcelain is used, but other materials such as terracotta, faience, and clay can also be used. Once the ceramic plate has been prepared, a glaze is applied, which can be transparent or colored.

The photograph is then printed on the plate through a screen printing process using metal oxide-based pigments. These pigments can be of various colors, depending on the desired effect.

Subsequently, the ceramic plate is fired at high temperatures in a specialized oven, during which the glaze melts and binds to the ceramic plate.

This firing process makes photoceramics resistant to water, UV rays, and corrosion.

Photoceramics have found use mainly in the field of funerary art and the creation of commemorative plaques, as its weather resistance makes it an ideal option for these purposes. In addition, photoceramics are also used to create decorative tiles, commemorative medals, and other forms of decoration.

Photoceramics is a technique that combines the beauty of photographic art with the durability of ceramics, creating durable and long-lasting works of art.

Thanks to its versatility, photoceramics have been used for many purposes, including the creation of funerary works, commemorative plaques, and interior and exterior decorations..