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Go Ahead….Walk All Over Me!!! TILES!!!

Go Ahead….Walk All Over Me!!! TILES!!!
I think I may try making a few tiles!!!  With the Christmas season upon us, I have started thinking about “next year” and what projects I want to pursue.

One project that I’m keen to try is tiles!!!! Yeah baby! Tiles!  I need a back splash for my kitchen, so……

How hard can they be?!  Famous last words, eh?!

Well, can’t hurt to give it a go.  I love these tiles and would love to get some nice glaze colours going in an interesting pattern.

Here are some cool tiles done by others – nothing like a little inspiration!

Gary Jackson’s Fire When Ready Pottery

Gary Jackson has written many posts about tiles and his process.  Check out what he has to say HERE!  Brilliant!!!

Source
I saw these colourful, textured tiles  on Joanna Atherton’s blog – Pots, Pots, Pots.  They are inspiring and oh so cool!

Peter’s Pottery

Peter’s Pottery, NZ wrote a wonderful blog post about his tiles.  Very informative!  Click here to read about them!

So I may not let you walk on these tiles, but we shall see if they are good enough for showing!

 

Written by Marian Williams

8 Comments

  1. Linda Starr · December 11, 2012

    Oh those are inspiring. I was just saying the textures on my ornaments would look nice on the rim of plates, but now you have me thinking about tiles. Love the color on Peter’s leaf tile; I read his blog regularly but don’t remember that post but then again maybe my memory fails me. Good to refresh.

  2. Gary Jackson · December 12, 2012

    HEY MARIAN – Thank you so much for blogging about my little tile obsession. It all started out as a way to “test” the stamps I was making in my studio. I ended up with a lot of scrap clay with groovy textures on them. At some point I came up with the “idea” of saving some of them and making them into tiles. And look what has happened since! Also, if you have a chance, check out “500 Tiles” from Lark Books to see two more examples of my tiled “ClayQuilts.” And thanks again for the shout-out on your blog. Keep up the good work… and keep on blogging!

    • Marian Williams · December 20, 2012

      Hi, Gary,
      Love your tile obsession and hope mine can look half as good as yours!
      I will definitely have to see 500 Tiles! Didn’t know it was out! It’s $10 in USA-40+ in Australia, so will have to order it and get it when in the states!

  3. Peter · December 12, 2012

    Hi Marian,
    Thanks for mentioning my blog. The textured tile from Joanna Atherton’s blog is beautiful, I love the colour and how it has pooled into the texture. Although they are “flat”, tiles can certainly be exciting, and they are a great place to try runny glazes! I used to have quite a bit of trouble drying tiles flat, but have found that drying tiles (without too much texture) between offcuts of plasterboard helps enormously.

  4. Anna · December 17, 2012

    thanks for sharing both the inspirational tile images and the informative links!

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