Tiles & Tribulations #4 (Random)
Another brace of the Delftware trial tiles that I painted, and had fired, last week. This time I used different minerals for the outlines and the wash colours to get a better contrast, and attempted to get a more refined and dextrous line - both of which I have achieved!
Here are the tiles (old rejected trials) before firing.
And the same tiles this morning out of the kiln. Although now cool to the touch the craquelure of the surface (here made more evident by applying ink or ash and rubbing off) is still forming - I can hear the tiles merrily 'chinking' beside me as more cracks form!