– Though you might find these grey blocks unappetising. Some are glazed, undergoing a once-firing process;
others will be fired as bisque. The brown slab looked quite chocolatey, but the yellow one was worse than the grey.
Interestingly, the yellow beach clay had most shrinkage and seemed most vitrified, shooting itself across the room with explosive CERACKs when I squeezed viciously with the tile cutters. I was glad of the safety goggles. The yellow clay also fired very dark, where the brown became quite pink.
Marine motif, anybody?
It is lucky I’m not trying to stick this one down. The image is coarse, partly due to the size of the tesserae and partly because the artist doesn’t have a clue what she is doing.