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2012 CATALOGUE

RAKU
TILE
HIGH FIRED
PORCELAIN
HAND
PAINTED

MURALS
SEMI-PRECIOUS
STONE TILE
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SHOWROOMS
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raku field tiles RAKU FIRED TILES



The process of Raku differs from  earthenware and porcelain during the glaze fire stage.  Using a specially designed kiln, the raku tile is heated to glaze melting temperature.   The glowing hot tile is removed from the kiln and placed in a closed chamber with sawdust.  A reduction process occurs which starves oxygen from the metal oxides in the glazes converting them into base metals.  Another characteristic of this firing is a crackled glaze blackened by carbon.  The tile is immersed in water and scrubbed clean.  Sealer is applied to seal glaze crackles and preserve metallic finishes.    Each tile is separately subjected to this raku process and each tile is one of a kind.  This ancient Japanese method of firing teacups called Raku means “joyous”. It is a remarkable process creating magical tiles.


porcelain leaf tiles HIGH FIRED PORCELAIN TILE


Porcelain tile is glazed fired to 1230 degrees C / 2246 degrees F.  This is a high temperature firing which takes approx. 12 hours to reach temperature and another 12 to cool.  The result is a highly dense tile suitable for durable finishes on floor and countertop.  During a porcelain glaze firing, the glaze actually fuses with the bisqued tile rather than sitting on the surface as with earthenware and raku tile

handpainted mural tiles HAND PAINTED MURALS
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RAKU
TILE
HIGH FIRED
PORCELAIN
HAND
PAINTED

MURALS
SEMI-PRECIOUS
STONE TILE
D.S
 INSTALLATIONS
D.S.
SHOWROOMS
CONTACT
D.S.