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Sgraffito decoration

An excellent means of achieving a purely decorative effect on animals and birds is with a sgraffito decoration. The ceramic piece is first painted or sprayed a solid underglazecolor, preferably a deep shade, or it may be dipped in an engobe, although sgraffito is slightly more difficult to do even on flat engobe ware and may prove to be a real problem on a more complex shape. After the piece has been colored, the sgraffito design is applied. The decoration may be in the form of an all-over pattern, a few simple accent strokes or a large motif placed on broad areas, such as the backs of animals or the breasts of birds. An interesting variation is to paint the piece in several colors, rather than just a single color, before applying the design. Birds, in particular, lend themselves easily to areas of more than one color. However, be careful to avoid a chopped up effect. Usually two colors are sufficient, one color for the large areas and a second color as an accent on the smaller areas. This type of decoration can be made even more attractive if the piece is bisqued and left unglazed. If you plan to leave th e piece unglazed, try painting the color areas with one or more of the velvet or suede underglazes. These colors are applied in the same manner as

Illustration 128 A large sgraffito design is suitable for the broad back of the duck. the ordinary under glazes, but they have a soft, textured finish that is interesting

Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles


Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles, also known as blank ceramic tiles, unglazed ceramic tiles or unglazed bisque tiles, have become a key product for the decorative ceramic industry. Typically, the unglazed ceramic bisque tile will be decorated with underglaze products such as Duncan's Concepts or Spectrum's 400 series Super-Strokes and covered with an appropriate clear glaze or the unglazed ceramic tile will decorated with a low fire decorative or opaque glaze. The custom finished tile can be used for backsplashes, countertops, bathroom walls and of course ceramic trivets or children's handprints. Schools are especially attracted to the Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles because of the their low cost and flexible use. The low cost of the ceramic bisque tiles is important for large scale projects, such as the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art extensive out reach program for children in schools across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Beyond decorative or academic uses, the Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles are also used in hundreds of industrial applications where a standardized surface or material is required for abrasion or absorption tests for various coating and related consumer products. Because of their wide popularity, Dogwood Ceramic Supply stocks pallet quantities of Dal-Tile Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles in our warehouse for immediate delivery to schools, finished ware producers, industrial applications and paint-ceramics studios. Dal-Tile Corporation, a 2 billion dollar subsidiary of Mohawk Industries, was established in 1947 and is the largest US based ceramic tile manufacturer as well as one of the largest tile manufacturers in the world. DalTile's Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles are recommended by all leading glaze and underglaze manufacturers.

Unglazed Ceram c Bis e Tiles are available in two industry standard sizes: 4" x 4" and 6" x 6" Both sizes of Unglazed Ceramic Bis ue Tiles have fluted bac s to readily accept mastic for ease of installation and side edge offsets for proper spacing to allow for grout between tiles The 6" x 6" are generally the most popular size of the Unglazed Ceramic Bis ue Tile as there is greater surface area for decorative or industrial projects

Unglazed Ceramic Bis ue Tiles are sold in case, multiple case and pallet quantities

4" x 4" Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tile


100 4x4 Tiles per case 48 cases per pallet
(4800 4 x 4 Tile per pallet)

32 lbs per case 1586 lbs per pallet

6" x 6" Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tile


50 6x6 Tiles per case 44 cases per pallet
(2200 6 x 6 Tile per pallet)

33 lbs per case 1507 lbs per pallet

Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles are non-vitreous earthenware tiles, commonly known as ceramic tiles, and are appropriate for use with low fire glazes and underglazes specifically for decorative or general use such as kitchen backsplashes or trivets. Please note, earthenware (ceramic) tiles do not meet the industry standards for flooring or other high stress applications. Cases of Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles are packaged by the manufacturer specifically for pallet shipment or bulk sales and as such the Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles are not guaranteed by

Cases Price 1 10 44

(each) Price $1 10 $0 95 $0 86

(per case) $55 00 $47 50 $43.00

Cases Price 1 10 48

(each) Price $0 75 $0 61 $0 55

(per case) $75 00 $61 00 $55 00

the manufacturer against surface defects or breakage during shipment. Dogwood Ceramic Supply will double

Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles


Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles, also known as blank ceramic tiles, unglazed ceramic tiles or unglazed bisque tiles, have become a key product for the decorative ceramic industry. Typically, the unglazed ceramic bisque tile will be decorated with underglaze products such as Duncan's Concepts or Spectrum's 400 series Super-Strokes and covered with an appropriate clear glaze or the unglazed ceramic tile will decorated with a low fire decorative or opaque glaze. The custom finished tile can be used for backsplashes, countertops, bathroom walls and of course ceramic trivets or children's handprints. Schools are especially attracted to the Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles because of the their low cost and flexible use. The low cost of the ceramic bisque tiles is important for large scale projects, such as the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art extensive out reach program for children in schools across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Beyond decorative or academic uses, the Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles are also used in hundreds of industrial applications where a standardized surface or material is required for abrasion or absorption tests for various coating and related consumer products. Because of their wide popularity, Dogwood Ceramic Supply stocks pallet quantities of Dal-Tile Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles in our warehouse for immediate delivery to schools, finished ware producers, industrial applications and paint-ceramics studios. Dal-Tile Corporation, a 2 billion dollar subsidiary of Mohawk Industries, was established in 1947 and is the largest US based ceramic tile manufacturer as well as one of the largest tile manufacturers in the world. DalTile's Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles are recommended by all leading glaze and underglaze manufacturers.

Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles are available in two industry standard sizes: 4" x 4" and 6" x 6". Both sizes of Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles have fluted backs to readily accept mastic for ease of installation and side edge offsets for proper spacing to allow for grout between tiles. The 6" x 6" are generally the most popular size of the Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tile as there is greater surface area for decorative or industrial projects.

Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tiles are sold in case, multiple case and pallet quantities.

4" x 4" Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tile


100 4x4 Tiles per case 48 cases per pallet

(4800 4 x 4 Tile per pallet)

Cases Price 1 10 48

(each) Price $0.75 $0.61 $0.55

(per case) $75.00 $61.00 $55.00

32 lbs per case 1586 lbs per pallet

6" x 6" Unglazed Ceramic Bisque Tile


50 6x6 Tiles per case 44 cases per pallet
(2200 6 x 6 Tile per pallet)

Cases Price 1 10 44

(each) Price $1.10 $0.95 $0.86

(per case) $55.00 $47.50 $43.00

33 lbs per case 1507 lbs per pallet

GLAZING TECHNIQUES:
Why should one want to try dip glazing? Dipping your pottery has several advantages: Dip glazing is one of fastest methods of glazing pottery. Dipping gives an even coating of glaze. Done with care, the interior of the pot is left unglazed, allowing a different glaze to be used on the inside without overlaying the glazes.

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Dipping is generally most useful if you have a large quantity of pottery th at will use the same glaze. The glaze is mixed in a bucket, which facilitates the amount of glaze, the glaze displacement as the pot is lowered into the glaze, and the movements used to flick excess glaze off the rim.

Basic dip glaze


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The most common and basic glazing method is simply dipping the ceramic item in a large bucket of glaze. This method is widely used for functional pottery due to its ability to get a uniform coat of glaze on the surface of a pot. When glazing pots, apply wax resist to the foot, or base, of the pot and any areas you do not want glazed. Add a cup or two of glaze to the interior of the pot, and rotate the pot in your hands to coat the inside of the pot. Pour any extra glaze into the bucket. Once the interior is coated, hold the pot upside down and dip it straight into the bucket. Be aware of how your fingers or hands are holding the pot. Finger marks will mar the freshly glazed surface if the pot is not handled on an unglazed surface.