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Work in Progress

 

The subject, size, colour, etc. are amongst the things I discuss with clients before  drawing a series of  coloured scale drawings.

When the design is agreed I can then draw up a full sized drawing to work from.- Lay out the tiles and go from there!

tile making 1

Scale and full sized drawings on the wall. On the bench  the cuerda seca outlines have been drawn onto tiles.
In the foreground glazes  being applied to the wax outlines, with behind, the tile cranks packed with  glazed border and decorated tiles waiting for firing.

tile making 2

Checking background colours against the partly finished panel.

tile making 3

Plain background tiles in a tile crank ready for firing . Mixing the different fired colours so that they blend well. Turquoises are a nightmare to produce!.

tiling a panel 1

Aga alcove tile areas marked out by tiler Paul Bull and first parts of layout going up.

aga panel tiling

Major part of decorated tile panel now up. Numbered specially cut + glazed border tiles going in.

Aga tiling up

Tiler’s work complete. A complex layout with 3 different tile sizes.

 

Salmon tiles- Scale and full sized drawings.

Salmon tile panel – coloured scale drawings and full sized working drawing on the studio wall.

Salmon tile panel being glazed

Salmon tile panel. Glazes are painted on between the wax outlines.


Salmon tile panel . head of salmon

Salmon tile panel . Detail of the head of the salmon after firing in the kiln. Multiple layers of different glazes are used to create the finished panel.

Salmon tile panel , framed.

 After framing. The finished salmon tile panel 4 feet long [+ frame]..