Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Making tiles is quite labour intensive. The clay is rolled out onto a special board so that I can get the width of the tile even. Once I have enough cut, the boards are stacked on top of each other to prevent warping while drying. The tiles take at least two weeks to dry out enough to be sanded and biscuit fired (first firing to 800 degrees). Once they are biscuited they can be glazed and fired again (1100degrees for earthenware and 1280 for stoneware).

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