Saturday, April 16, 2011

tile turtle table top is done.

I  have glazed and fired the tiles for the turtle table top 3 times. I fired to cone 4 first. (aprox.2025degrees) this matures the tiles. When they came out, they were all shiny. I put a coat of transparent matt glaze over the sand areas and refired to cone 05 (much cooler but still over 1500 degrees). I wasn't happy with the way the matt glaze came out. It was a milky white so I refired the tiles again a little hotter.
That did it. The tiles came out a semi gloss (not matt) but still not a shiny as the tiles with water.
Here are a few pictures of the finished turtle tiles. I can't wait to see it installed.
Heres to a great day.

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