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March 16, 2015

The carving is completed and the tile is prepared for the casting  of the mold.  Notice the rounded bead that frames the tile.  The clay beyond that border bead is added to aid in the filling of the mold when the working tiles are pressed.  When the pressed tile is rem...

March 6, 2015

New gallery announced

I am pleased to say that I have opened a new "underground" gallery open by appoinment in a location (?) near to but different from the Meade Avenue studio.  Of course, appointments are encouraged.  At the uGallery I show completed works that are a...

February 24, 2015

Red Clay Tile Works is a featured contributor to www.PennsyvaniaHomes.com in an article that describes how and why a homeowner would want to use hand-made tile from a studio such as ours.  In addition, the  web magazine is an excellent source for all questions real est...

February 13, 2015

The soft clay is carefully carved either by adding or removing material until the final image has been acheived.  The clay must be kept moist during the modeling period both for workability and to hold the dimension constant.  Clay shrinks as it dries.  In most applica...

February 3, 2015

It all starts with need.  When I need a pattern, design or tile that I don't already have, making a new one is in order.  The first step is a drawing usually on bond paper which is strong yet flexible when damp.  The drawing is then smoothed onto a slab of moist clay a...

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