Wordless Scenes

A couple of tiles made in October, 2016.

They are terracotta tiles, rolled out by me to about 6″ x 6″; bisque; painted with a coat of Velvet underglaze and then the rest of the color work done. I scratched through the top layer to the black layer to make the outlines.

Terracotta clay, fired at cone 06.

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14 thoughts on “Wordless Scenes

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I have made some for this purpose (the only change being that I glaze them also, meaning, adding the “shiny” to them so they can be cleaned and non-absorbent) and I am amazed that some one would want my artwork permanently attached to the wall, but also I like how it turns out!

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you! I was inspired to make the bus a non-traditional color by the ones I have seen in Pittsburgh, PA – they are all different colors and I have lots of photos because they are just fascinating, I think I’ve written posts about them, too. Anyway, thank you, I did wonder if this particular rendition was over the top, but – well, it is only a tile, so I went ahead. I do love pink!

  3. renew or redo

    Absolutely,, it’s beautiful, I myself like the whimsical look. As either kitchen backsplash or even in a shower as a focus point strip of tiles..( hopefully you don’t think my idea in a shower is wrong,, lol..)but I see so many possibilities with them,, good luck with them all. You are talented

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you! Tiles are most commonly used in the kitchen or bath, at least where I am, as it is too cold in winter to install them outside, and I think shower areas are overlooked as a place to decorate with something you like to look at. After all, you are there every day!

  5. Claudia McGill Post author

    I love buses, having grown up in a city with not much public transportation, so I didn’t ride buses or trains much until adulthood. They have personality and dignity in a lumbering kind of way, and I was especially inspired by the Pittsburgh PA buses, they are all different colors and the city has a LOT of them. I keep repeating the theme and it’s well suited to tile work where I have to keep the shapes simple.

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