Russel Fouts on wed 25 jun 97
You know who you are,
Just to catch ya'll up on my quest for the perfectly warped tile.
I discovered that if I =22punch down=22 in the center of my round tiles with
the flat end of a 1=22 dowel (well 2cm but who's counting), just enough to
make a slight depression, the tiles warp into saucer shapes. Well, at least
with my warpy clay.
I'm also drying them on a non absorbant surface (a painted board) and as
fast as I can, if the kiln is running.
I also tried warping each one individually by holding a hair dryer
directly over the top surface until it curled. That worked well but they
had a tendency to =22unwarp=22 and become flat again as they dried (a hint =
all you flat tile makers). Besides, it was too much work.
They make really nice little =22mamezara=22 (those little plates you find on
a japanese table that are used to hold =22just a little something extra=22)