Tile with engobe

Heritage

Reinvention

Traditional

Material

Ceramic

Craft

Ceramics

Technique

Tile-making

Properties & Qualities

Application

Architecture Art Exterior Furnishing Furniture Interiors Sculpture Wall art Wall cladding Other

Qualities

Opaque Texture/tactile Traditional

Sample Information

Date of Creation

07/04/2022

Dimensions

In 3 parts, 22cm x 3cm x 5cm

Process & Production

Basic press molded terracotta tile. Traditionally press molded in a wooden frame using local clay.

Painted with white engobe when dry using a commercial paintbrush.

Engobe is scratched through with brush made from found twigs to expose colour underneath.

Twigs are then cleaned and dipped in smooth red slip and splashed on to the surface to create a third layer of colour. Wood fired.

Made at the Oficinas Da Ceramica e Da Terra, Monetmor-o-Novo, Portugal, www.oficinasdoconvento.com

Credits

Craft Maker

Mary Conroy

Photographer

Mary Conroy