Handmade Tiles

Marion Brandis
Handmade Tiles is a complete guide to tiles and the techniques involved in making them. It explains the full process from first design ideas through to installation so that all makers, whether from a ceramics background or not, can benefit from the detailed instruction. Supported by over 600 images, it gives practical advice and tips so that makers can work with confidence, and includes an inspiring range of finished examples so they can develop their own unique style. For artists and makers, tiles are a form of artistic expression. For architects and designers, they add texture, colour and pattern to spaces. For those new to ceramics, they are an opportunity to explore the key skills of decoration, glazing and modelling. Catering for all these readers, Marion Brandis has written a detailed guide to how tiles can be made and used most effectively, and how their full potential can be realised. She first explains how to get started with a specific project in mind. She then looks at different ways of decorating and making tiles, particularly focusing on the exciting possibilities of surface decoration using glazes and slips. She goes on to explore how to make tiles with relief work and three-dimensional forms, using modelling and moulds. Further chapters on tiles and print, installation, freeform tiling, the tile in context and working to commission complete this impressive guide.
Handmade Tiles by Marion Brandis

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About the author

Marion Brandis is a leading maker who specialises in ceramics, tiles and mosaics. As well as private commissions, her work can be enjoyed in many public settings such as hospitals and housing developments. Marion has taught extensively on leading ceramics courses throughout the UK. 

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