Beth McCubbin

Steps to making a clay tile….from a wet block of clay to a hard beautiful stone tile

Rolling out a block of clay;
Side boards are used to ensure the rolled tile will have an even thickness all over;
Tracing out the tile using the wood template;
Taking away the extra clay;
Carving the design into the wet clay;
Applying under-glaze paints to colour the tiles;
Nancy with her finished wet tile;
Tile completely dried after 5 days;
Tile with a clear glaze applied over top;
Tiles loaded into the kiln before firing;
Electric kiln fires for 10 hours reaching 2500 degrees fahrenheit;
Finished tiles….still burning hot in the kiln:

Nancy’s beautiful finished tile!


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