Handmade Tile

Handmade Tile is a contemporary guide for ceramic artists and anyone interested in custom tile installations—from making, designing, and decorating to designing your space and installation. Forrest Lesch-Middelton shares ... (Scroll down for more!)


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Hardcover | 208 Pages
Order code B200 | ISBN 978-0-76036-430-7

… everything he’s learned as the founder and owner of the custom tile business FLM Ceramics and Tile. From his years as a one-man operation to his current production facility, Forrest has seen it all and helps you every step of the way. Whether you want to make your own tile, or want to use artistic and custom-made tile in your home, this book has everything you need.

“This book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in handmade ceramic tile, either as a maker or a designer. Forrest generously shares his years of experience gained from both the art and design worlds and covers it all, from detailed making to installation, and all the considerations from start to finish.” – Lesley Baker, associate professor, Rhode Island School of Art and Design

Highlights of what’s inside:

  • Making Tile: key tools, rolling, cutting, extruding
  • Decorating: glazes, image transfer, cuerda seca, underglaze, slip
  • Designing Your Space: tile in context, choosing your tile, codes and standards
  • Installation: removing old tile, backing, preparing surfaces, setting, grouting
  • Inspiration: Galleries and interviews with today’s top artists working with tile
  • And much more!

No matter how many years of experience you have as a ceramic artist or how many home-improvement projects you’ve tackled, nothing prepares you for the unique world of ceramic tile. From concept and design, through firing and installation, ceramic tiling is one of the few places in a home where art is permanently installed as a feature of a room. This beautiful book will give you a solid foundation to tackle making and installing handmade tile in your own home, or your customer’s homes!

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