Vance Knob Vista Triptych
26.5"H x 8.5"W
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 glazes in the desired areas. Each tile is created from homemade glazes that I make using different combustibles.
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 spacing correct, I take the tiles down and make a template for the potential customer to use when hanging in their space.
These wall pieces were created using the raku process. To learn more about raku pottery and my process please visit my raku firing page.