Mosaics

Brenda makes these mosaic pieces with a little help from Carl. The first step is to cut each tile out by hand from a slab of clay. Once the tiles are dry, they get their first coat of glaze and are fired to cone 5. The tiles are then detailed with glaze and fired again, this time to cone 04. Brenda then arranges the tiles and glues them into the frame. Carl gets to grout them. Carl also makes the wood frames on the lathe. The rectangular frames are made from angle iron with a piece of tile backer installed.