2018

GEOMETRIC TILES

SLAB BUILDING

GEOMETRIC TILES
2018
6”x3” per tile
White Stoneware, Glaze (Velvet Underglaze, 5×20 Clear)

The slab is one of the easiest forms to make in ceramics, but it is the most difficult to get through the entire process. For these tiles, I began by rolling out a slab and letting it dry for a day in-between wood boards and newspaper, covered in a plastic bag. I then cut out the tiles using a template I created. While tiles were leather-hard, I used a technique called image transferring to apply the glaze to the tiles. This process gave the glaze a watercolor effect. The tiles were first bisque fired, then given 5×20 clear base glaze, and fired again. I then attached hooks to the back so the tiles could be hung in a group.

The slab is one of the easiest forms to make in ceramics, but it is the most difficult to get through the entire process. For these tiles, I began by rolling out a slab and letting it dry for a day in-between wood boards and newspaper, covered in a plastic bag. I then cut out the tiles using a template I created. While tiles were leather-hard, I used a technique called image transferring to apply the glaze to the tiles. This process gave the glaze a watercolor effect. The tiles were first bisque fired, then given 5×20 clear base glaze, and fired again. I then attached hooks to the back so the tiles could be hung in a group.