We’re not big fans on having grout lines in the corners of a border so we make a lot of corner tiles. Normally we make two tiles then miter them with a 45° jig and weld them together by scoring and a bit of slip. The only problem with that technique is it’s a major stress point and the joint almost always shows. So now that we have a tile press we thought we would try to make a corner mold and press the tiles instead. We made a corner the old fashioned way placed it in a mold box and poured over some plaster. Once dry we sanded out the sight line left in the mold from the seam in the original tile and them made 6 tiles. The job only need 4 but it’s good to have some backups. Here is the first tile out and cleaned up a little.
We fired a glaze load over the weekend and did some glaze test for the job we’re working on.
Here is the trim molding with a white crackle and mocha dots
Here is one of the inserts that didn’t enjoy its trip though the bisque kiln.
Therefore the insert has become a 2 piece version
We work in 06 earthenware and have been having a whale of a time keeping large tiles like the 12 x 18 inch one above from cracking during firing. Does anyone out there think that stoneware might make it through with a higher success rate? Any suggestions would be appreciated.