Interview article contributed to www.PennsylvaniaHomes.com
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 estate and specifically, listings for homes and rentals in the eastern part of the state. This Link will take you to the article. So once you have found your new house, give us a call and we can help you to make i
So how are the tiles made?...STEP 2
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 applications, holding an accurate dimension is critical to the success of the final project.
So how are the tiles made?...STEP 1
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 and the design is carefully traced using a ball point pen which will glide over the damp paper without tearing it. Tracing leaves a clear impression of the drawing on the soft clay surface which becomes the guid