Ceramic Tile Murals. Brief History of Tile-Making. Tile-work can be seen everywhere, including hospital surgery rooms, subway stations, kitchens and building facades. Tiles and tile-work have a long and rich decorative history that spans all areas of the globe.
Ceramic Tile Murals
Brief History of Tile-Making
Florida Kitchen Design Inc.
New York Subway Hallway
Building Facade Manhattan NY.
Abby Church, Meraux England 1249
Palace of Persepolis 518 B.C.
Azulejo Mexico 17th A.D.
Queen Philippa’s Apartment Wiltshire England 1237
Ishtar Gate Babylon 575 B.C.
Yuan Dynasty 14 A.D.
Persian Tile, 1266-67
Minai Type Bowl 1187 A.D.
Italy, early Renaissance
Gothic Revival Tiles
Gijsbert De Graaaf 1765
William De Morgan 1888
William Morris 1876
William De Morgan 1888
Clay Craft Potteries 1921
Painted By Margret Thompson 1922
Modern Tile Movement
Hand made and fine art tile is still produced today for Utilitarian and decorative use.
Ascalon Studios NY,NY
San Francisco Airport Mural
Blue Sky Center C.O.
Ann Agee, John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Beth Hoke Vermillion High School
Vermillion High School
Scott Ansett Tacoma High School
Roseway Waldorf School, Zwalulu Natal South Africa
Allisonville Elementary School
Kids in Clay Venice C.A.
Pencils, Chalks, Pan Sets and Liquid form
Use with a high or low fire glaze on top underglazes are true to raw form and intermixable just like traditional media. Expand the range of 2-D design work on ceramics with chalks, pencils, watercolor pan sets and liquid form.
Richard Zakin: Underglazes and Chalks
Chris Dance: Pencils and Velvets
S. Pelletier: Pencils
Noelle Hoover: Pencils and Pan Sets
Unknown: Chalks and Pencils
Ron Korczynski: GDCs over white glaze
Carolina Pedraza: GDCs over AMACO LG-11 White glaze
Carol and Richard Selfridge: GDCs over white glaze
Linda Arbuckle: GDCs over white glaze
David Stabley: GDCs over AMACO White Arroya over DG-1 Black Lacquer glaze
Diana Faris: GDCs over AMACO HF-11 High Fire White glaze
Noelle Hoover: GDCs over pre-glazed commercial blue tile
Walter Ostram: GDCs over AMACO LM-1 Black Matt glaze
GDC and Majolica Processes
Developed to facilitate the process of Majolica decoration, this easy to use and highly versatile medium is wonderfully suited to creating tile murals. AMACO GDC series can be used as an underglaze, a glaze alone, for Majolica overglaze decoration and even over commercialpreglazed tiles. ...
Colors can be intermixed like paint and can be applied opaque or thinned with water to achieve watercolor affects
References and Resources
“1000 Tiles, Ten Centuries of Decorative Ceramics”
General editor: Gordon Lang, Contributors: Paul Atterbury, Catherine Blake, Chris Blanchett, Douglas Girton, Riccardo Sorani.
“Tile”, by Jill Herbers with Photographs by Roy Write
Pewabic Pottery, Detoit, MI – www.pewabic.com
Motawi Tileworks, Ann Arbor, MI - www.motawi.com
Moravian Tileworks, Doylestown, PA - www.mptw.go.to
Tile Heritage Foundation - www.tileheritage.org
For information on products and technical support go to: www.amaco.com