Monday, November 18, 2013

Sketchbook: tiles

Designs for the tiles for the kitchen- plus some extra designs just for fun. I'm having a bit of a hard time deciding what the final tile will be-  I think I'll end up making a few designs and molds and deciding after they get the glaze on. It's a tough thing to mentally translate these designs into the finished product- because the dark lines will, of course, end up just as raised relief, so it's won't look as busy. The sketches are a pretty basic diagram of the finished product, which will be all one colour (probably white- or some pale variation thereof), with the design carved in bas relief.

The larger tracing paper allows me to see the whole pattern together- to make sure that things line up etc. It's also useful for transferring the images- (and for making me reel back in horror when I see how 'seventies' the pattern appears in black and white- not to worry- it's much more classic looking when carved).

posting along with Jane.


  1. oh these are fabulous! can't wait to see them finished and the process to that! thank you for linking up over at my place xxxxxxx

  2. Gorgeous designs! I can't wait to see the finished piece.

    Makes me want to get my pencil and paper out and start drawing. I so rarely do that anymore.