Tile Making 101
Weekend Seminar / July 14 & 15 / 10am-5pm / $320
Got that special tile project in mind? Now's the time to get it in gear.
This is a rare opportunity to learn how to make your own tiles during this weekend of intensive training.
Beginning with basic tile forming and progressing through a range of decorating techniques, you’ll discover so many things that the problem will be wondering just where to start — a single tile, a panel, a back splash, an outdoor installation, a table? Our master potter, Casey, has done them all and provides the information you need to get you successfully started on your way.
Beyond the basics
The first section covers selecting the appropriate clay and rolling out slabs. The second section will occupy most of the first day with decorating techniques that can take your tile project in many directions. In the final section on Sunday, Casey will demonstrate how to make tile projects utilizing several techniques.
Getting it flat
On of the most difficult aspects of making tile is getting them to stay flat. Casey briefly touches on the rolling out process but spends a lot of time going over the handling procedures for your slab. Using her technique will assure your tiles will remain flat throughout the decorating and finishing process.
Making tiles unique
The lure of making your own tiles is that each one can be unique. Casey demonstrates processes like wet slip decorating, slip trailing, sgraffito, adding and subtracting clay, resists, rouletting, applique, combing, stamping and more. Whether you choose one or several techniques for a single tile or tile installation, you’ll get enough ideas to certainly keep you going for quite a long time.
Add tiles to your life
Once you’ve learned what it takes to do some tilemaking, Casey demonstrates a few projects you can successfully take on. You’ll learn some of the tricks behind making a mosaic and also how to construct tile installations, including advice on adhesives.