A Representation of the Manufacturing of Earthenware, 1827 
collection of Winterthur Museum, Gardens, & Library




How Was It Made?

Here you will find the many process for printing on ceramics. They basically divide between cold processes and hot processes.  The cold processes usually transfer the design by means of glue bat.  The hot processes transfer the design by means of tissue paper.

Glue Bat Printing
Gelatine glue is an animal product: when hot, it is runny, and when cold it is like stiff jelly or rubber. It can be formed into flexible sheets called bats. This method is therefore called glue bat printing. For more on cold processes and glue bat printing click here

Hot Press Printing
The tissue paper method is called hot press printing. For more on hot press printing click here

To compare the processes click here