Rough tiles, handmade and handprinted.

Tiles

I’ve had tiles in mind for a long time. I just like them for decoration, but they are also useful as coasters or a base to display something. I don’t have a kiln at the ready and don’t really want one, so I use air-dry clay to substitute. The finish has the feel and texture of kiln-fired clay and I can also build with it as well as paint on it.

PRODUCT NOTE

I’ve had to discontinue my tiles temporarily. None of the clays were consistently durable even with regular use. They tested fine right after I made them but seemed to lose their strength as time went on. I added more layers of finish as well as heavier finishes to see if that made the tiles stronger, and it did but unpredictably. It’s one of the things I’ve been working on for the past two weeks, and as soon as I find a solution, I’ll share them here. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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