Spanish Tiles

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The Spanish tile work is truly remarkable. Walking through the city of Sevilla, we saw beautiful tiles decorated in gardens, courtyards, streets, and parks.

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–This is one of the six tile benches in a public square.

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–This grand tile entrance led to a private courtyard, and more beautiful tiles inside of the courtyard.

Some Fabulous tile works in the Alcazar Garden:

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–The bench is an example of using the raised lined tiles, which was made in the rectangular press-molded arista. That was a method they use to keep the glazes from running together during firing.

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— Here is one of the many grand tile benches at the Alcazar garden.

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–The Islamic tile patterns is known to be unique. Its traditional designs and processes were extremely complicated and tedious. As each ceramic piece was connected with other pieces, the angle of each must be accurately determined and measured enabling each neighboring piece to be joined perfectly into geometry patterns.

Notes:

  • The glazed tiles and tiles enameled with metallic oxides in Spain were introduced by Moors .
  • A mixture of manganese and olive oil is still used by most cuerda seca ceramists to separate the glazes. The glaze is applied with an ear syringe between the painted lines.

This one is for you, Cindy.

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