Friday, 7 December 2012

Carole's Tile Workshop

Carole brought in gloss white tiles from a DIY store, which she had prepared with a spray-on glaze.  Some were already fired with a black glaze and then covered with unfired white (to enable a black drawn line), then there was a choice of green, red, blue or black over the white.

    Jo used scratching tools and a paintbrush

The unfired glaze was quite stiff but powdery and masks were advisable when making the sgraffito marks.  A number of different tools were used from dental instruments to brad awl, pins, scalpel and brushes.  Water, where it dissolved the glaze was effective too.

    A selection of the finished tiles