Art of Handmade Tile: Complete Instructions for Carving, Casting & Glazing

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Krause Publications, Jan 15, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Creating handmade decorator tiles can be fun and easy! This friendly approach to making handmade ceramic tiles demonstrates how to design, fire, and decorate stunning tiles and provides ideas for creatively utilizing them in the home. More than 200 photos guide readers through each step of the creation process and then into four projects: culinary tiles, twig tiles, house numbers, and a mirror. Suitable for every skill level, this book also contains inspiration and insight from established artists from around the country. Detailed instructions, photographs, and illustrations ensure success Includes diverse designs and inspiration from artists throughout the country
 

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Contents

Foreword
6
Introduction
8
The Basics
9
Inspiration
23
Tile Making Techniques
28
Making a Plaster Mold
41
Using the Plaster Mold to Make Tile
51
Bisque Firing
58
Home Decor with Tile
85
Advice from the Experts
92
Projects
111
The Gallery
125
About the Author
139
Artists and Contributors
140
Resources
141
Index
142

Glazes and Surface Treatments
65
Glaze Firing the Tile
77

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About the author (2011)

Kristin is the owner of Blackwater Tile, Inc. where she designs and develops tile for home shows.

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