Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Apple Press (April 24, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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A good book to get started with projects involving decorative tile work. Provides and overview of materials and then has several projects within the categories of Tile Decoration, Making Tiles and Working with tiles. Tile decoration techniques include special paint effects, decoupage, stencilling, transfer design. The section on Making Tiles has good instructions for making your own tiles with different types of clay, all of which are explained, as are different types of firing and kilns, glazing and slips and the use of plaster moulds. It then goes on to give step by step instructions for making: slabbed tiles, rolled tiles, open face molded tiles, making and decorating paper clay tiles, extruded tiles, press molded tiles, slip cast tiles. There are also projects involving decorating pre-glazed tiles.A very comprehensive and useful book, suitable for the novice, but also providing enough complexity to keep the more experienced tile craftsperson interested and engaged.Recommended.
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