Beautiful, durable, and versatile, tiles have been a popular form of decoration for over2,000 years. Today, mass-produced tiles are widely available, but those made in the traditions of ancient times are the ones that really capture the imagination. Now, in The Handmade Tile Book, you can select from20 original projects, ranging from simple picture tiles to more complex, richly colored tile borders, plaques, and panels. Whatever your level of expertise, there are projects and ideas that will appeal. Choose from an array of styles, colors, textures, and motifs: a handsome terracotta garden panel, an Edwardian checkerboard or jazzy geometric border, or delicate designs in the tradition of Delftware. Expert Liza Gardner advises on the different types of clays and their properties; mixing and applying glazes; drying and firing; and techniques like sprigging, incising, and sgraffito. With its clear, concise instructions, enhanced with inspiring color photographs, The Handmade Tile Book will appeal to both experienced potters and to aspiring ceramists drawn to this age-old craft. Liza Gardner's previous book is Pottery and Ceramics.
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