Ceramic Tile Murals

• Early decorative works date back as far as 4000 years. . subway stations. including hospital surgery rooms. Florida Kitchen Design Inc. kitchens and building facades. New York Subway Hallway Building Facade Manhattan NY.• Tile-work can be seen everywhere. • Tiles and tile-work have a long and rich decorative history that spans all areas of the globe.

C. aesthetics. political unrest. Ishtar Gate Babylon 575 B. Meraux England 1249 •Tile-making was influenced by movement along major land and sea trade routes.D.C. and religion all played their part in the blending of technologies. Palace of Persepolis 518 B. and cultural influences in ceramic tile-making. Queen Philippa’s Apartment Wiltshire England 1237 . • Wars. which encouraged the exchange of ideas and materials. Azulejo Mexico 17th A.Abby Church.

France.•Chinese Porcelains were introduced into Persia and the West with far-reaching effects.D.based glaze to mask the red clay. • This decorating technique spread throughout Europe. 1266-67 Minai Type Bowl 1187 A. Damascus 1550-97 . the Persians first developed a white tin. 618906) • In order to imitate Chinese Porcelains. Yuan Dynasty 14 A. Faïence or Delftware depending on the region where it is made.D.D. This process is now called Majolica. Tang Dynasty (A. Africa and later into the Americas. and then used a technique of applying oxides to produce brightly colored intricate designs. 1542 Persian Tile.

Finland 1825 . 1929 France.•Throughout the Renaissance and Post Renaissance Majolica and other forms of tile work flourished Spain. early Renaissance Naples. 1542 Italy. 1742 •During the industrial revolution tile production and decoration reflected the technological and socioeconomic changes in Europe • The rising increase of the middle classes fueled the decorative advances in ceramic tile.

S. •Arts and Crafts artists like William Morris and William De Morgan created many designs for tiles. Gothic Revival Tiles Gijsbert De Graaaf 1765 William De Morgan 1888 William Morris 1876 •Émigrés from Europe brought commercial tile production to the U. William De Morgan 1888 .•Tile work experienced a heyday in the Victorian period and Gothic Revival of the late 1800s.

• The Arts and Crafts Movement and tile-making played a major part in shaping modern American design. Clay Craft Potteries 1921 Painted By Margret Thompson 1922 .

Motawi Tileworks Motawi Tileworks Pewabic Pottery Pewabic Pottery Motawi Tileworks .Hand made and fine art tile is still produced today for Utilitarian and decorative use.

NY •Many contemporary artists perpetuate the history of tile by creating murals with this malleable. San Francisco Airport Mural Blue Sky Center C. . permanent medium.O.Ascalon Studios NY.

Diana Faris Diana Faris Ann Agee. John Michael Kohler Arts Center Richard Watts Jean Rothschild .

parents. Zwalulu Natal South Africa . Like no other project the public mural helps students learn about collaboration and teamwork and is a unique all-school experience where students. Lausanne Switzerland Vermillion High School Beth Hoke Vermillion High School Scott Ansett Tacoma High School Roseway Waldorf School. faculty and administrators come together to complete the project.•Many school art programs undertake the lesson of creating tile murals for the school building or other public spaces.

Canterbury School Allisonville Elementary School Kids in Clay Venice C.A. .

adaptability and ease of use that make them practical for the classroom. paint your own pottery stores. From clay to underglaze. and other schools or universities in the area with ceramics programs will fire known ceramic products for you. . and glazes to overglazes. •AMACO offers a wide variety of products that are ideal for making ceramic tile murals.•If your school doesn't have a kiln many places like local pottery centers. all AMACO products have consistency.

pencils. Pelletier: Pencils Noelle Hoover: Pencils and Pan Sets Unknown: Chalks and Pencils . watercolor pan sets and liquid form. Expand the range of 2-D design work on ceramics with chalks.Use with a high or low fire glaze on top underglazes are true to raw form and intermixable just like traditional media. Richard Zakin: Underglazes and Chalks Chris Dance: Pencils and Velvets S.

. AMACO GDC series can be used as an underglaze.Developed to facilitate the process of Majolica decoration.. Colors can be intermixed like paint and can be applied opaque or thinned with water to achieve watercolor affects . a glaze alone. this easy to use and highly versatile medium is wonderfully suited to creating tile murals. for Majolica overglaze decoration and even over commercial preglazed tiles..

Ron Korczynski: GDCs over white glaze Carolina Pedraza: GDCs over AMACO LG-11 White glaze Linda Arbuckle: GDCs over white glaze Carol and Richard Selfridge: 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 .

org For information on products and technical support go to: www. Catherine Blake. “Tile”.pewabic. Ten Centuries of Decorative Ceramics” General editor: Gordon Lang.motawi. Detoit. Ann Arbor.mptw.go. by Jill Herbers with Photographs by Roy Write Resources: Pewabic Pottery. Chris Blanchett.www. Riccardo Sorani. Contributors: Paul Atterbury. MI . PA .com .amaco.com Motawi Tileworks. Douglas Girton.tileheritage.com Moravian Tileworks.www. MI – www.to Tile Heritage Foundation . Doylestown.“1000 Tiles.www.

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