RE: [BULK] [art_education] making mosaic tiles for steppingstones
Wow, Kathy, that sounds almost exactly like what I was thinking about. How do these hold up? Did you use different glazes? I’d expect some chipping, but the color remains? What about relief work? How does that hold up? How big was each piece of the slab?
Thanks for your answer – now I know I can do this.
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Subject: Re: [BULK] [art_education] making mosaic tiles for steppingstones
I have done mosaic stepping stones with glass and ceramic "tiles". I
let the students adher the glass design onto contact paper, place into
the bottom of a mold, and then pour concrete mix into top. The next day
it is ready to be removed from the mold and cleaned. Similar to that, I
have let them roll out a slab of clay and create a "mosaic" by cutting
the slab into pieces to form a design, letting it dry, bisque firing,
glazing and firing and then using the same process as with glass to pour
the stepping stone. I let the stepping stone cure for three weeks
before setting into the ground.
Visual Art Teacher
Septima P. Clark Corporate Academy
I am wondering about the feasibility of making mosaic tiles for use in
concrete stepping stones.
I am sure they'd be stepped on, and they'd be outside. Since we're
talking FL, the weather would be plenty of sun, moisture and maybe 2
actual freezes during the winter.
Has anyone done this? Yes, the tiles would have to be small, but how
big could I go with a single tile size? Could I do very low relief?
would glazes hold up? Anything else I should know?
Jan in Tampa