Tag: Ward’s Red

Mar 02

Small Raven Tile Mosaic

I made several small, plain tiles so that I could experiment with wax resist and painterly techniques. I painted this using black underglaze.  My tiles are hand pounded (and rolled) so the consistency isn’t ideal, but that’s kind of the point of hand-made tiles. This is about four inches square and about a quarter of …

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Dec 12

Poppy Plate 2

To get a decent line for the slip, we needed a dark colored clay.  I already knew that slips didn’t turn out well if you fired them to cone ten, so I bought a bag of cone 06 terracotta clay called “Ward’s Red.”  I’ve never used this clay before, but I was assured that it …

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