Creating Handmade Glazed Natural Clay Tiles

clay3clay2clay1Materials Needed:

  • 1/4" luan
  • Blue foam
  • Acrylic Gloss
  • Foamcoat
  • Off Broadway
  • Supersaturated
  • Trowel
  • Putty knife
  • Knife for carving
  • Sandpaper

How To Do It?

  1. Substrate is 3/4" blue foam laminated to 1/4" luan.
  2. Score grout line into blue foam.
  3. Coat surface with Foamcoat.
  4. Lay sand/Foamcoat mix into grout lines.
  5. Let dry.
  6. Recoat with layers of terra cotta tinted Foamcoat selectively.
  7. Let dry completely.
  8. Carve tile detail as indicated in photo.
  9. Sand "tiles" smooth leaving rough/worn areas as indicated.
  10. Drop deep color into grout lines.
  11. Mix variety of glazes as indicated.
  12. Apply leaving holidays and "wear".
  13. Glaze surfaces with gloss finish where appropriate.