I'm thinking what to make for some holiday gifts, and I thought of trivets. You can buy the frames at bigceramicstore.com for not too much.
And, instead of making the tiles, you can buy those too. Then all you have to do is underglaze, glaze and fire. Voila, a one of a kind gift.
This is my first one, done yesterday. Have to take it in to get fired, then I'll show it when it's done and assembled.
I adapted it from an agave photo I saw in a magazine. I think I'm going to make them all desert themed.