Here is one more tile from my studio clay class. For the full explanation of how I created this and its companion tiles, look here.
This tile got short shrift in its design – I stenciled some shapes on it, meaning to add more, but I ran out of time. I sent the tile into the firing anyway and it came back with an array of blue underglazed shapes on it.
Then, I drew some circles on it in wax. That meant whatever was under the wax would stay as it was – wax is a resist material and burns off in the kiln while preventing the glazed from over taking the area.
After that, I dipped it in two different glazes, holding it by a corner and dipping it on the diagonal, then rotating it and doing it in the second color. There is an area of overlap that creates a third color.
Here is the result. Clay tile, Standard clay #112, fired at cone 6, various underglazes and glazes, wax resist @ 4″ x 4″.
I LOVE this one!
Thank you. I think this tile took no effort at all. It’s just a matter of layering and combining the various components – clay color, glazes, wax, and underglaze. I almost feel ashamed, I put no thought into it at all to get this effect, it’s all the materials, I think.
Thank you. I think this kind of design is easier than almost any other kind of thing – I was amazed at how it turned out, I like it!
I really like the pattern on your tile!
Thank you. It’s an interesting process to combine all the elements that make this design – underglaze, glaze, and the color of the clay, all done in stages. Just keep on layering!