52"W x 27"H
These raku tile pieces are individually cut in a 9" square from 3/8" thick slabs of clay. After drying, the pieces are bisque fired standing upright in the kiln. Then once they cool, 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 my own underglazes and glazes in the desired areas. My glazes are homemade using different combustibles which to me makes the process more intimate and personal.
They are then fired 3 at a time in the raku kiln. For hanging, 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. Then I hang the piece using 10 pound picture hooks. When in I get the correct spacing, I take the tiles down and make a template for the potential customer to use when hanging in their space.
These handmade raku wall tiles were created using the raku process. To learn more about how my raku pottery is created see my raku firing page.