Friday, December 23, 2011
I am re-posting this blog post from my Art, Tiles and Mosaics website. I decided to consolidate my tile artwork into this blog and the other posts about art in general to my other blog One Good Life in Los Angeles.
The image above is how the bisque tiles looked before they were cooked in the kiln. As you can see, there is no indication of what the colors will look like or what shapes and textures the glazes will form. The fired tiles are below.
I can only look at color samples online which really means nothing other than giving me a basic idea of which glazes to put next to each other… or not. So when I am envisioning the end result I have only a very rudimentary idea in my head.
Mother Earth Autumn
Hand-painted kiln-fired ceramic tiles
Four 4.25 inch (10.8cm) tiles in 6 inch (15.2cm) frames
Here are the tiles fired and framed.
Again, it would be great if there was some way of showing the luminosity and textures of these glazes on this blog. I guess that will have to wait until I can make a holograph.
As I am becoming a little more familiar with how these glazes will behave that end result is somewhat easier to control…. up to a point. As you can imagine, I had plenty of disasters when I first started using these glazes.
I haven’t quite decided how to frame these yet. My first set of four tiles I framed together and afterwards wished I had framed them separately (too late, they were cemented in place). I am going to play around with the framing of these.
I have to say I am pretty much pleased with this set of tiles. There is something about designing in fours that is very satisfying to me. I am tentatively calling these Squares within Squares 1-4. But maybe Universes within Universes is a more poetic title. You can decide.
Update: I have titled this set Mother Earth Autumn.
(All designs and photos copyright roslyn m wilkins)