Azulejo tile glazing

Experiment

Heritage

Research

Traditional

A different approach to traditional Azulejo tile glazing, where plants were used as resists to create different layers of colour, texture, and glazed/non-glazed areas.

Material

Ceramic

Craft

Ceramics and pottery-making

General Technique

Surface modifying

Specific Technique

Azulejo Tile Glazing

Properties & Qualities

Application

Architecture Art

Qualities

Shiny Textured / tactile

Sample Information

Date of Creation

April 7, 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