It’s a good thing I make detailed notes as I work, because this kitchen backsplash project underwent a two and a half year hiatus! I didn’t really plan to neglect the project for that long, but in 2013 and 2014 I did a lot of art and craft shows and my studio space and time was necessarily diverted to that pursuit rather than home improvement projects. In 2015 I’m doing fewer shows and determined to finish some of what I started earlier!
After absorbing inspiration and stockpiling tiles for my kitchen for three years, how did I begin the process of actually getting some tiles on the wall?
These tiles were made by hand carving rubber stamps and pressing them into stoneware clay. They were glaze fired to Cone 10.
Here is a tutorial I wrote about carving rubber stamps:
And here is another about making ceramic tiles from rubber stamps: