Glaze Tile Directions

In order for the glaze test tiles to be uniformly read, it is important that you follow the steps in the directions. You should begin with six tiles.

Directions for Glazing Tiles:

Part I:
1. Determine the color glaze that will be your base.
2. Write the glaze number and name VERY NEATLY on the top of your tile.
3. Either use the 6-tile sheet or draw your six tiles in your sketchbook and write the numbers and names of your glazes on each drawn tile. In your sketchbook (or on the sheet) you are to make a record of all six tiles and the glazes you put on them. This sheet will be turned in with your assessment of the glazing portion of this project.
4. Make sure (ALWAYS double check) the top is on your glaze. Shake shake shake. Unscrew the top and check to see if the glaze looks mixed. You should go all the way to the bottom with your brush and give a stir. If the glaze is really thick and/or hard on the bottom ask for some assistance to get it to a useable state.
5. Once the base glaze is mixed, starting about ¼ inch below the hole in your tile, paint on an even coat of glaze to the bottom edge of the tile (remember, we are only glazing one side).
6. Do this with the same base glaze color to all six of your tiles. Let them dry.
7. Starting a third down from where you started the glaze, paint on another coat of the base glaze. Do this to all six and let dry.
8. Starting a third down from where you started the second coat, paint on a third coat of the base glaze. Again, do this to all six and let dry.
Part II:
1. Now you are ready to try some color combinations.
2. With the layers of base glaze you made three (3) horizontal stripes. With the overcoat glaze you need to make three (2) vertical stripes (although there will be three vertical stripes total).
3. The first vertical stripe on the left always stays plain—just the base glaze.
4. The second vertical stripe will be one layer of your overcoat glaze.
5. The third and final stripe should be two layers of overcoat glaze.