Tag Archive: mosaic

Feb 21

Mosaic Tiles 4

mosaic tiles 4

This is the last of the batch of mosaic tiles I made in this kiln load. The crawling design on the green tiles is from overfiring.  It is not intentional, but I’m going to pretend that it was.  I have so many of these that at some point I ought to think of a design …

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Feb 15

Leaf Mosaic Tiles

mosaic leaf tiles 1

I saw a picture in a book of a tile mosaic that looked like a carpet made of leaves.  These are difficult in the same way that quilting is difficult–they take precision and a great deal of time.  To make the leaf vein pattern, I used a mulberry leaf.  The shapes are about an inch …

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Feb 09

Mosaic Tiles 3

mosaic tiles 3

These are hand-rolled and cut tiles of 1 1/2 inch in diameter, stamped with commercial rubber stamps, underglazed, and glazed with a low-fire clear.

Feb 03

Mosaic Tiles 2

mosaic tiles 2

Here are three of the different colors of tiles I made during this session. The black and yellow ones were underglaze applied to the fired clay, then wiped off to expose the texture. The green ones show the texture because of the ultra-transparent nature of the glaze. I love transparent glazes for the way they …

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Jan 25

Mosaic Tiles 1

mosaic tiles 1

I made these tiles in this shape more because it was convenient to cut them than that they will do well in a mosaic. Actually, I’ve thought it would be really cool if I had cookie cutters in the shapes of tiles like are used in Islamic design. I haven’t yet seen any for sale. …

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