28"W x 28"H
These raku pottery tiles were inspired by the beautiful mountainous landscapes surrounding my home near Weaverville, NC.
Raku Pottery Tiles
All of my raku tiles are individually cut 9" square from 3/8" thick slabs of clay. After drying, they are bisque fired standing upright in the kiln. Then I lay them out in the desired size and shape, and draw the pattern on them with a pencil. Using the pattern as a guide, I then apply underglazes and proprietary glazes in the desired areas.
The tiles are then fired 3 at a time in the raku kiln. To hang the ceramic tiles, 4 loop tabs are chemically bonded to the back of each tile. After the bond cures, a wire is threaded through the tabs and secured, so the top of the wire on all of the tiles is 1 1/8" from the top edge when stretched tight. I then hang the piece using 10 pound picture hooks. When I get the spacing correct, I take the art tiles down and make a template for clients to use when hanging in their space.
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This large ceramic wall hanging was created using the raku process. To learn more about my raku pottery and how my wall pieces are created, please visit my raku firing page. To contact me or to sign up for news & information regarding my exhibitions or monthly discounted raku pottery for sale please click here.