Category: Tiles

Oct 24

Butterfly Cane

I’ve been playing around with polymer clay, making miniature food for a shrine I’m working on. Will not be done for a couple of months, but I’ll post it here when it’s done. I wanted to do a really complex cane, something that looked like a picture, and this is the design I came up …

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Oct 05

Yellow Tiles

These are the same as the blue speckled tiles that I made, except that I chose a bright yellow. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with these, but I’d like to do a lot more mosaic projects, and I figured that having a selection of tiles wouldn’t hurt.

Oct 03

Blue Tiles

I made these just so I’d have enough ware to fill the kiln.  I rolled out slabs of 1/4 inch clay and stamped it with some of my commercially purchased rubber stamps. Then I cut them with small cookie cutters designed for working with clay.  The glaze choice wasn’t the best; in other firings, this …

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Sep 06

Poppy Seedpods and Buds

These are the seedpods and buds that I made for my tile mosaic project.  To make the seedpods, I rolled out a cone and indented it to show where the inner seed capsules had dried and shrunk in on themselves. then I added a disk at the top, incised with lines to look like the …

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Sep 03

Poppy Stems

These are the stems of the poppies I made for my number plaque tile mosiac project.  They aren’t very interesting, but they are necessary.  I made them by extruding clay through a clay gun using the triple-circle die.  I made more than I needed, because I’m not sure what shapes and sizes I’m going to …

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