Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Island beauty

My husband is building an addition to our patio in the back yard, so that we can install a bbq island.  We (he) decided it would be nice to have a tiled top.

So guess who gets to do the top.  Uh-huh.  Here is the first round of tiles with underglaze.  There will be three flat surface areas approx. 2 feet square.  So I took my love of doodling and went to town.  Since this underglaze has a lot of cobalt, it will turn much darker in the glaze firing. I only applied one layer of underglaze, hoping to achieve a "painterly" affect when it is all finished.  
I was going to alternate colors on the tiles, using blue, then brown, but I got talked out of it.  Now I'm glad I did it this way.  Thanks, Steve and Sue!