VIDEO PART 1 of 4 – Making Efficient Test Tiles – Cross-Mixing Commercial Glazes

“Well begun is 1/2 done”! Even though the focus of this 4 week project is about cross mixing my commercial brand glazes, I needed to be sure the samples I made were useful for MY purposes.

Before choosing the right tile style, I needed to know what information I wanted to get from each tile.

So was my test tile criteria: 
1. Ability to show multiple results at one time
     A. 1-2-3 layers of glaze
     B. See how the glaze breaks over raised areas and pools in dipped areas.

     C. With info from A & B, see what each color layer does using surface glazes such as gloss or satin.
     D. See what the glaze look like using a “wash” technique
2. Nicely displayed & quick glaze info referencing. 
3. Easy to match colors with side by side comparisons.
4. Tile must be easy to make!

After searching around online and through Facebook, I came up with this tile for my purposes. Even though my tiles are different, a great resource is the Youtube video of John Britt for Ceramic Arts Daily ).

 

Here is the 1st video showing how I made these tiles and how they cover each one of my necessary criteria!


See you next Friday for Part 2!

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