Tiles etc.

Shiloh Sukkau and I have been working on a tile topped table. The inlayed tiles are my favorite so far but here are some pics of a few of the tests I've been doing. I've also been trying out some new colors. Come by the studio for a visit and pick out something for yourself, you deserve it!

Inlayed

Inlayed

painted, pre fire

painted, pre fire

The top right tile is inlayed and the rest are different glazes. Post fire.

The top right tile is inlayed and the rest are different glazes. Post fire.

3"x3" and 3"x6" 

3"x3" and 3"x6" 

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May 2016

I've been inspired to experiment with inlay. I'm trying repetition as a theme, as well as mixing in some pigments. I'm drawn to airport carpet patterns because of their geometric shapes and busy patterns. There is an optical illusion effect I am trying to go for as well.  I think this would be an interesting technique to try out on the light shades. We'll see what happens. I plan to do some tiles with the samples below. Here they are pre-fire. You get the idea but, once they are fired you will see the true colours and textures a bit better.

 

I will cut this into triangle tiles.

I will cut this into triangle tiles.

This is a carpet image that inspired the above inlay work.

This is a carpet image that inspired the above inlay work.

This will also be cut into tiles. You can see the inlay as well as the impression made by a gridded fabric that I collected a while ago.

This will also be cut into tiles. You can see the inlay as well as the impression made by a gridded fabric that I collected a while ago.

Another great carpet!

Another great carpet!

Nothing beats a happy plate.

Nothing beats a happy plate.

Agate technique. 

Agate technique. 

Agate/marbling trial also. The colours will be more muted once fired--sandy and white. 

Agate/marbling trial also. The colours will be more muted once fired--sandy and white. 

Inlaid slump bowl.

Inlaid slump bowl.

Another pattern to try! 

Another pattern to try! 

Check back later in May for the fired results.