Marcia Kuperberg: artist - Oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media. Miniaturist. Ceramicist

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Artwork on tiles

I've created two adjacent square tiles on red clay and covered them with various brush strokes and random splashes of slip in colours of pale blue, pale green and white - even though they appear white at the moment. They have still to be biscuit fired so I hope they don't break when I try to draw into them after cleaning and smoothing the edges. Unfortunately they are a bit too thin for comfort and have curled up slightly - I should have weighted them when they were drying or simply made them thicker.

2 red clay tiles covered in pale blue, green and white slip. Will be etched to reveal scene or pattern. The plan is to etch a scene into these patterns of colour which will show up as dark red lines and shapes. Haven't yet decided what the scene will be - maybe some animals or a simple landscape. If the final result warrants it, I may then mount the tiles and frame them.

Here are the tiles at the stage before etching the scene. Of course the true colours will not be obvious until the final glazing.

2 Comments to Artwork on tiles:

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Rosalie Segal on 25 January 2013 07:04
Looking forward to seeing the finished tiles, sounds like another great tile idea!
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Marcia on 25 January 2013 22:38
I'm looking forward to creating the etched image, Rosie - once I decide what it is to be. I want something that will continue over the two tiles but if the tiles are separated, or one breaks, each design should be able to stand on its own. Watch this space! If the tiles look OK, I'll create loads of different designs.

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