Friday, March 5, 2010

Patio Is Finally Tiled

The photo on the left is the kiln shelf that I fired the tile on. On the right, is my fitting and gluing
the tile to the patio. I glued the tile down with Grrrip. Next, hopefully tomorrow, I will grout the patio and the room tile. I will also put the grout under the door. I really wish the real color showed up better-it is pale translucent purple-really pretty.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Back to Tiling the Adobe Patio

The SAM B'day party, where my mini club previewed their Adobes was last week end. To my shame, mine was not finished. Someone said,"aren't you going to finish your Adobe?". I felt really bad about not working on it. So today I poured the tiles for the patio. There are a few on the upper right (right picture) that have some glaze on them. It fired translucent pale purple-they look really nice and I am putting a lavender bird cage in the left corner of the patio. I think it will look good. After the tiles in the middle and left dry, I will pick them up in the order they are lying and clean, glaze and fire them. After they cool, I will glue them down.
The photo on the left is the mold I make the tiles in and the back of a mold I dry them on.
After I get the tile down on the patio, I am going to put the fire place together and "glue" it in place.
See you next post,

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


That is me exploding. I can not work on this adobe for a while-I am burned out. I got the whole floor-132 tiles-glued down. Now I have issues about what to do under the front door. I will give it a few days. Probably get back to it next week.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

This Tile Goes on FOREVER!!!

More tile and an unfinished kiva. I glazed the tile to circle the front of the kive dark blue like the edges.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A New Tile Day-Yea!!

I have kept plugging away and am getting a little more done every day. On the left is the kiva.
I have started coating it with the sanded thinset. I have to do a little at a time to keep it smooth and even.
The middle picture shows the adobe with the first midnight blue tile down and the lights on the walls. There will be a hurrican lamp on the kiva mantel and a wire to electrify the fire place (which I don't know if I will do-but the wire will be there).
The picture on the right is the midnight blue tile with the clear glazed tile-I am short 70 clear glaze tile. Hopefully I can do that tomorrow.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bad Tile Day

First, let me state I am very grumpy today. I got the tiles I was going to lay in the SW room out of the kiln and discovered I put the wrong glaze on about 40 tiles. They are terrible. But being one who makes lemonade out of lemons, I am going to use them on the porch part of the room. The tiles look a little purple, which works out, because I painted a bird cage I am putting on the porch pale purple-ment to be. I recovered the outside of a wall with thinset, because it look terrible. Today I white washed the side. I put more sanded thinset on the kiva. This is slow going. Every surface and edge must be perfect-so I do a little bit and let it dry. At the rate I am going it will take two weeks. I am going to wire the fireplace to light. I don't know if I am going to light it or not, but I want the wire in there anyway. I am tired of making tile. I have 200 more to make-I'm happy to do that, because it is for a friend.

Friday, July 17, 2009


It seems like magic to have gotten this far. I am not posting any pictures because I am toooo lazy. I have filled in all the crackes and skewer holes on the SW house. Now all I have to do is "whitewash" the fill spots. I have to make 120 tile for just the inside of the house-so I am busy pouring tile. I am putting a navy blue color around the room and will have to continue that pattern in front of the fireplace. Tonight, I started stuccoing the fire place. That is going to take a while, as I have to let parts dry so I don't mess up the finish. Hopefully I will have the inside of the room done by this weekend. I am pouring a friend a floor-so I have to get busy on that.