Custom Clay Tiles

A couple of weeks ago I shared a sneak peak of a clay tile that I was working on. The tile and it's two companion tiles were almost ready to ship to their new home. Well, they were shipped and have been received by their new owner, so I can share them with you all this week!

"Whimsical Perfection"
I received a sweet email from my customer that ordered the tiles and she was excited about the tiles! She described them as 'whimsical perfection'!

The three tiles that I created were made for a customer who loves my whimsical style! She wanted one tile to look like her house and other 2 to be whimsical, similar to some of the other tiles that I have created. She had some ideas for colors that she liked, but other than that, she left me to be creative with the rest.

The Process
I thought I would share pictures of the completed tiles and a few process photos. The process takes several weeks to complete, from start to finish.

~Once I decide on a photo and details, I begin by creating the tile out of clay.
~Then I cut pieces of clay to layer together to create a relief image of the
house, adding the landscaping around it. I have to make sure each layer is pressed together carefully to avoid separation caused by trapped air bubbles.
~After the image is complete, the tile must dry slowly. I cover it loosely with plastic. If it dries too quickly, it will warp.
~When it is bone dry, it goes into the kiln to be fired.
~After it is fired once, it is then painted with glaze and then fired a second time.
~Then it is complete!



I make these tiles with a hole in the back so that they can be hung on the wall or they can be displayed on an easel, as pictured in the first photo collage. To order a custom tile, contact me for more information. Contact Me


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Comments

  1. These are a lovely set, thanks for showing your process!

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  2. wow I really love these! super fun and creative

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    1. Thank you Alicia! They are fun to make too! :)

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  3. i love these! absolutely beautiful!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by! :)

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  4. Oh my goodness, they are sooooo cute! I wish i had a kiln as they just look so fun to make!

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    1. Thank you Fallingladies! You may be able to find an art center that lets people pay to use their studio and equipment. It is fun! :)

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  5. interesting to see them before being glazed :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Jennifer! :)

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  6. The tiles are gorgeous. No wonder the customer was thrilled. They are so cheerful.
    It was fascinating to read about the process. I'd love to have a Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your week

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    1. Thank you Neesie! Thank you for stopping by! You have a good rest of the week too!

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  7. wow, these are wonderful. Loved also to learn how you created them :)

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