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Friday, September 12, 2014

Turtle Tiles Continued



OK. Remember this guy?

The plaster has dried enough to use the mold.
So, the first thing I do is press clay into the mold.


After I'm sure that I have the clay pressed into
all the crevices of the mold, I slice off the excess. 


I groove the back of the tile to assist in adhering it to the wall.


And when the clay starts to pull away from the plaster mold,
I flip the mold and let the tile drop into my hand.


Next step, drying and firing.

Stay tuned!

2 comments:

C'est la Vie said...

I took a class doing this with my grandmother when I was little. It was amazing. I love the turtles.

Ginny Piech Street said...

Thank you C'est la Vie. It's a great, yet fairly straightforward process.

My granddaughter who is 4 often works with me in the studio. I think, wow, what an advantage she has in many ways from this experience. The lessons learned creating serve us throughout our lives.

Thank you for your comment!