Carved Snail Tile

 

Products Used

Material
  • Low Fire Clay slab 6"x6"
Color
  • UG-3 Baby Blue
  • UG-22 Spring Green
  • UG-46 Bright Yellow
  • UG-50 Jet Black
  • UG-87 Regal Purple
  • UG-203 Squash Yellow
  • UG-204 Orange
  • UG-208 Dragon Red
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-404 #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge
  • Xiem PSTS4C Carving Set
  • Xiem PSTS3DR Ribbon Tool

Additional Materials

  • Pencil
  • Rolling Pin
  • Fettling Knife
  • 1/4" Wooden Slats
  • Download: Pattern
NAEA LP.SnailTile
 Designer: Adena Griffith
 

Instructions

Construction

  1. With a rolling pin, roll out a clay slab between 2 1/4" wooden slats.
  2. Cut out a 6"x6" tile out of the slab.
  3. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of UG-50 Jet Black to the surface of the clay tile. 
  4. Using a pencil, transfer the pattern to the tile with a pencil, pressing lightly.
  5. Using Xiem PSTS4C Carving Set and Xiem PSTS3DR Ribbon Tools, carve away the clay around the transferred designs.
  6. Slowly allow piece to dry completely.
  7. Fire the tile to shelf cone 04.

Glazing

  1. Using CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply UG-46 Bright Yellow, UG-22 Spring Green, UG-203 Squash Yellow to the snail's shell moving the brush in a clockwise rotation. Apply each color while the previous color is still wet to allow blending.
  2. Using CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply UG-208 Dragon Red and UG-87 Regal Purple to the head of the snail moving the brush in a clockwise rotation. Apply each color while the previous color is still wet to allow blending.
  3. Using CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply UG-87 Regal Purple and UG-3 Baby Blue to the background moving the brush in a vertical manor. Apply each color while the previous color is still wet to allow blending.
  4. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06/05.

Final Glazing

  1. Using CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 1 heavy coat of UG-50 Jet Black to the tile. Allow to slightly dry.
  2. Using a dampened BT-910 Synthetic Sponge, remove the previously applied UG-50 Jet Black, leaving partial color in between the rough surface.
  3. Allow to dry completely.
  4. Using CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 2 heavy coats of S-2101 Crystal Clear to the tile.
  5. Silt and Fire to shelf cone 06/05.

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