By Kristin Peck
Growing home made decorator tiles may be enjoyable and straightforward! This pleasant method of making hand-crafted ceramic tiles demonstrates the way to layout, hearth, and beautify wonderful tiles and gives principles for creatively using them in the house. greater than two hundred images consultant readers via every one step of the construction procedure after which into 4 tasks: culinary tiles, twig tiles, condominium numbers, and a reflect. appropriate for each ability point, this ebook additionally includes thought and perception from proven artists from round the country.
- specified directions, photos, and illustrations confirm success
- comprises various designs and suggestion from artists in the course of the kingdom
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The last (but not least) element in the drying process is the general atmosphere where the tile is drying. Think of the difference of drying tile in a sunny spot on a breezy day verses on a still, humid, overcast day. qxd 6/6/02 4:08 AM Page 37 1. When the clay is in its plastic state, the clay particles can move past one another because of the water, which is represented by the small dots in the illustration. 2. Here the clay particles have moved closer together. As they start to touch, the clay becomes leather-hard.
This can only be achieved during a water-smoking period, Water smoking, which occurs around 212ºF, is when the remainder of the water that was trapped in the clay is driven out by heat. 37 6/6/02 4:08 AM Page 38 P h o t o c o u r t e s y o f H e l e n We i s z . qxd Helen Weisz, “Dati,” 36" x 48". their moist state through the firing process. Taking the time to test and document your drying results will not only allow you to anticipate your tiles drying time, it will allow you to plan other steps to the process around this downtime.
1 Pottery Plaster is ideal for tile molds because it is highly absorbent and has a compression strength of 2,000 pounds per square inch (psi). Hydro-Stone does not have the absorbency of plaster, but it has a psi of 10,000 pounds, which makes it ideal for using with a manual hand press. qxd 6/6/02 4:13 AM Page 51 Chapter 5 Using the Plaster Mold to Photo by Peter Smith. MAKE TILE Kim Gore, Medallion Plaque. Pressing Your Tile Your mold is done! Now it’s time to press the first multiples of your original design.
Art of Handmade Tile by Kristin Peck