Azulejo tile glazing

Experiment

Heritage

Research

Traditional

Material

Ceramic

Craft

Ceramics

Technique

Properties & Qualities

Application

Architecture Art Wall art

Qualities

Shiny Texture / tactile

Sample Information

Date of Creation

07/04/2022

Dimensions

Each tile: 10cm x 10cm Overall: 40cm x 30cm

Process & Production

I wanted to try a different approach to traditional Azulejo tile glazing. I used plants as resists in two different ways. This was done to create different layers of colour, texture, and glazed/non-glazed areas.

  1. I glued the leaves directly onto the unglazed tiles to acta s a resist
  2. I wanted to try a different approach to traditional Azulejo tile glazing. I used plants as resists in two different ways. This was done to create different layers of colour, texture, and glazed/non-glazed areas.

    I glued the leaves onto the white underglaze and then painted  the traditional design onto the tiles (anover the leaves that would burn off during the firing)

Credits

Craft Maker

Charlott Rodgers

Photographer

Charlott Rodgers