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Whether you’re a ceramic artist who wants to make your own tile or someone looking to install custom tile in your home, Handmade Tile is the ultimate contemporary guide. No matter how many years of experience you have as a ceramic artist or how many home-improvement projects you’ve tackled, nothing prepares you for the unique world of ceramic tile. From concept and design, through firing and installation, ceramic tiling is one of the few places in a home where art is permanently installed as a feature of a room.
In Handmade Tile, Forrest Lesch-Middleton shares everything he’s learned as the founder and owner of the custom tile business FLM Ceramics and Tile. From his years as a one-man operation to his current production facility, Forrest has seen it all and helps you every step of the way. Whether you want to make your own tile, or want to use artistic and custom-made tile in your home, this book has everything you need.
Key features of the book include: Making Tile: key tools, rolling, cutting, extruding Designing Tile: shapes, geometry, grids, tessellation, mosaic Decorating: glazes, majolica, cuerda seca, underglaze, slip, decals Designing Your Space: tile in context, drawing and drafting, choosing your tile, codes and standards Installation: removing old tile, backing, preparing surfaces, setting, caring for tile
A contemporary gallery featuring today’s top workings artists in tile rounds out the package. Featured artists include Wayne Higby, Anne Currier, Ian Henderson, Mel Griffin, Jim Melchert, and many more.
Whatever your interest in ceramic tile, Handmade Tile has it covered.
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