PROCESS

The whole process begins with the size of your space to be tiled. We can then discuss your layout preferences and favoured design.

A sketch is often useful when you would like to see, for instance; a layout with a variation of animal breeds, or you would like to see your own landscape incorporated into a design.

Macro shot of artist's tools

THE DESIGN IS DRAWN OUT ONTO AN UNGLAZED (BISQUE) TILE.

Sitting pigs sketch on tiles
Hand painting hens on tiles

USING A VARIETY OF BRUSHES AND SPONGES, THE DESIGN IS THEN HAND PAINTED USING UNDERGLAZE PAINTS.

WHEN ALL PAINTING IS COMPLETE, THE TILES ARE THEN KILN FIRED TO 750°C TO STABILISE THE PAINTS AND BURN OUT THE PENCIL DRAWINGS.

Hand painting country pig scene
Tiles in cranks ready for the Kiln

EACH TILE IS THEN GLAZED BY HAND. ONCE THE TILES ARE DRY; THEY ARE LOADED BACK INTO THE KILN AND FIRED TO OVER 1060°C.

THIS ENSURES A LASTING, DURABLE CERAMIC SURFACE. THE WHOLE FIRING PROCESS TAKES WELL OVER TWENTY FOUR HOURS AS THE KILN MUST BE LEFT TO COOL NATURALLY - THIS AVOIDS ANY POSSIBLE CRACKING OF THE TILES.

THE KILN IS UNLOADED WHEN COOLED AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL TILES EMERGE.

Glazing tiles
Hand Painted Hens

THEY ARE THEN READY TO BE PACKED AND DISPATCHED VIA COURIER.

Country Tiles Sitting Pigs

CONTACT US:

Tel: 01373 836942  

© 2020 | Country Tile Design

Nunney, Frome

Somerset

United Kingdom

(No showroom)