techniques

Plain Tiles

Tiles can be glazed with translucent, or opaque glazes. Some colours can only be made using particular recipes; for example alkali crackle glazes produce spectacular turquoises and rich blues.

Plain colours look quite different depending on thickness of glaze, stength of colour and how they are applied to the tile – poured on, or brushed [in one direction, or randomly in different directions, typically on standard white bisque tiles- 153mm. 6″, and 102mm. 4″, or on individually handmade clay tiles. Larger quantities need a generous run in period to produce. Please order enough for your needs in one go, being hand glazed there will be some variation from batch to batch.

N.B. Matching other producers existing tiles is extremely difficult, usually very expensive [testing recipes is time consuming], and sometimes sadly impossible!

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