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and FINISHES: FIELD TILE
AND RELIEF TILE
|TRADITIONAL FINISH: Batchelder
A fired-on stain or 'engobe' is applied to the clay tile. The finish is worked by hand , has a mottled appearance and is smooth to the touch.
"Traditional Finish " field tile is sold by the square foot , generally in color medleys selected specifically for each project.
Earth tones: browns and ochre's predominate with greens and grays as secondary colors . Sometimes a few tiles in blue, periwinkle or reddish tones as accents, if desired. This way the tilemaker can create a pleasing medley. appropriate for each project. A medley may be made with buff clay tile ,
Field tile medleys coordinate beautifully with out Batchelder and CLAYCRAFT decorative reproduced clay, or a mixture. Medleys may consist of light, medium or dark tones and with subtle , moderate or dramatic tonal contrasts as well. THis field tile complements Batchelder and CLAYCRAFT original or reproduction tile as well as with other materials such as wood, stone, metal and slate.
The traditional finish is
appropriate for indoor
as fireplaces, walls , backsplashes ,etc. but is not recommended for
use floors, or countertops such as primary kitchen counters. This tile
is also appropriate for some outdoor projects .
|Maize||Acorn||Burnt sienna||Dun||Sepia||Pine Green||Spruce||Periwinkle|
|Pine Green on Red clay||Sage on Red clay||Acorn on Red Clay||Click here for
info on traditional
finish on relief tile
|Stony Matte Glazes: These are fired on glazes which have a smooth to pebbly matte surface. They have a beautifully mottled and variegated quality. there is a good deal of tone variation and color disbursement from tile to tile.|
Browns and Greens
||Iron Browns||Copper Green
Glazes: Rich saturated colors, these are glazed tiles with variegated
satin to satin gloss surfaces. these glazes work beautifully with
rich wood interiors or with projects needing a bit more saturated color.
||Rustic Dark Brown,Variegated
||Dark Teal,Var||Spanish Moss Dark,Var.|
|Med. Warm Blue: Var.||Midnight Blue :Var||Blueberry:
AND RELIEF TILE
|1. Stain/Engobe Finish. Fired on ceramic stains bring out the textures and highlight the contrast and surface quality of these relief tiles. a stained tile can be monochromatic. where a dark iron stain is generally applied to a lighter color clay , or a stained tile can be polychromatic, where colors are applied to the tile then a darker stain rubbed in to bring out contrast. Stained tiles have a dry to matte surface . the stains are fired on .||2. Overglazed Stain/Engobe Finish: an overglaze is applied to the stained tiles, imparting a satin to light gloss finish to the surface of the tile. the colors will generally appear more vibrant due to the overglaze, details are still clear. overglazed tiles will be more suitable for some exterior use..|
|3. Stony Matte Glazed Finish. The stony matte glazes are lovely, dappled glazes which impart a subtle yet intriguing surface to these tiles. These tiles almost have an impressionist look to them. the stony glazes are durable yet because of their matteness, are best suited to interior use.||4. Variegated Glazed surface. these glazes are generally variegated satin matte to gloss in nature but have more of a vitreous enamel like surface than the stony glazes. they are more suitable for exterior applicati|
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