We’ve been working for several months on a technique to combine several of our interests into a single product. We believe our efforts have paid off and we can now offer these tiles made of porcelain clay and glass. The process that finally worked for us is:
- Roll out slabs of porcelain.
- Cut out the tiles and let them dry between two sheets of drywall This helps keep the tiles flat.
- Cut or carve out the designs and let the clay dry.
- Underglaze if desired.
- Bisque fire to cone 04.
- Glaze the tiles.
- This is where the process gets bifurcated. Apply cut glass or frit to tiles before firing. Skip this step if dichroic glass is planned for the tile.
- Fire to cone 05.
- Cross fingers. This has proven to be one of the most important steps.
- If more glass is needed or dichroic glass is being used, apply glass and do a deep fuse firing.
- Cross fingers. While this is a repeat step, again, it’s a very, very important step.
Hope you enjoy.