The Ceramic Series: Smoked Fired Tiles

One way of firing decorative tires (after they have been bisque fired, of course) is to wrap them in a combustible material (here, Gazzetta dello Sport) and placing them in an open fire.  The result is a variegated, beautiful finish.   These tiles are to be used for decorative purposes only and will be mounted in frames.  

We took advantage of the beautiful fire and threw a couple of steaks on the grill after the firings were finished.  I will post next about the finished, mounted tiles, including a few glazed ones from the last kiln firing.