Friday, April 13, 2007

More Tile Medallions

Sometimes I feel like Richard Dreyfuss in"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" when he loses his mind with his mashed potatoes. I've been working on these medallions so much, I'm seeing circles in my sleep. The glaze on this first medallion resembles granite, it's deep and gorgeous.

Although texture adds a wonderful dimension to these tiles, the glazes allow them to stand on their own. All of these glazes are based on the WaterFall Brown recipe in the book "Mastering Cone 6 Glazes" by John Hesselberth and Ron Roy. I've said it before- this book is worth every penny you spend on it.

All of these medallions are roughly 7-12" in diameter, and remarkably flat. I'm heading out to the woodshop now, to inlay one in a table that I'm making. I'll post pictures when it's finished.

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