Carved tile with blue sailboat

Carved tile with blue sailboat

This small tile was made with red clay, carved, then decorated with terra sigillata when it was leather hard. The sigs used included one made with blue willow mason stain (boat body and darker sail), a sig from white ball clay (light sail and moon). The background was a turquoise mason stain, and I did a bit of black stain on it before it went into the fire kiln. This piece seems to have missed out on scorch marks, and the black stain wore off. But you never know what you will get after a pitfire.

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2 Responses to “Carved tile with blue sailboat”


  1. 1 Anne Bonney September 14, 2012 at 9:49 am

    “But you never know what you will get after a pitfire.” And that’s the fun of it.

  2. 2 wordtapestry September 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    More terra sig in a recent post, where you see how different the same pitfire can be. It all depends on where the pottery shard is…


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