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Large murals with ceramic dry rope tiles
Tile murals features
We make large format murals when a client wants to give or make his own brand, a painting, a commemorative plaque, an advertisement for the front of the building or for the interior. First we make a design on paper, showing size, colors and shapes and drawings. When the client feels satisfied and accepts the budget, we get down to work and in a period not exceeding one month, we deliver the work. We do not do the installation, we leave this for the professionals, but we know that it is not difficult for them. We deliver it on glued wood if the client wishes.
How is it done?
For this type of work we use pre-cooked tiles, in an extra white color that gives a bright and intense color to the final finish. They can be of three sizes: 10×10 cm, 15 x15 cm or 20 x20 cm. They will be chosen in one size or another depending on the final format and the interior drawing. These tiles are suitable for outdoors, without having any problem in their durability. We are specialised in doing these works with the dry rope technique.
What is the dry rope?
A technique that was already used in southern Spain in the 10th century and that spread throughout Spain with the Mudéjar culture. There are variations, but its main feature is that the bright and flat colored enamels do not mix. Firstly, the drawing is made on the set of tiles in pencil or charcoal and then the gaps are filled with the different enamels. It burns in the kiln and leaves a narrow white line on the tile.
Rustic pictures of pictorial elements modeled by hand
Characteristics of rustic paintings with pictorial elements
The paintings that we call rustic are part of our identity as ceramists. We began to create them from orders from clients who wanted to have or give, with a symbolic meaning: the church of the town, a landscape, a symbol to remember. We make them from photographs, faithfully reproducing them. They are usually glued on wood.
How is it done?
We make a high-temperature clay plate that has chamotte. That is, it has small pieces of clay already cooked that give texture and resistance to the piece. Ideal for modeling. Incisions are made in the plate, as if we were drawing on it and sometimes reliefs, highlighting certain parts, giving it a third dimension. Once fired at 1000º, the entire plate is impregnated with a mixture of manganese oxide and water, which is then removed. Manganese has been introduced into the clay’s own textures and our incisions or drawings and will give it a rustic character. The picture is completed with touches of soft enamel given with a sponge or brush.
Mud with chamotte
There are different muds with chamotte. In addition to being of different colors, depending on its composition. The size of the chamotte divides them into mud with fine, impalpable chamotte, medium and thick. They are usually high-temperature muds, which withstand thermal shock very well and are widely used in sculpture, due to their ability not to agitate and withstand a lot of manipulation.
Personalised names with bright colors
Characteristics of personalised names with bright colors
It is the ideal gift for a births, baptisims, for your partner, a clothes rack, to decorate their room and of course an original motif and made exclusively for that person. You can find the names in wood or plastic, but not in ceramic with all its letters joined, giving your name a harmony full of color, more than just the union of letters.
How is it done?
Firstly, a clay plate of adequate thickness and length is made, which is cut when it becomes leather hard, removing the excess parts to form the letters and the name. It is fired at 980º and then enameled with the dry rope technique, explained in the chapter on large-format murals with dry rope. We like to put natural motifs on them such as clouds, stars, the sun or flowers, although they can be made to the taste and design and the colours choice of each client.
Glazed with pear-type dispenser
Pear glazing is very practical in the dry rope technique, since it consists of filling gaps. The liquid enamel is introduced into the pear, the needle is put in, and the pear is lightly pressed placing it on the surface and taking care that the enamel is level.
Personalised names in our store
House numbers and street names
Features of house numbers and street names
In all cities and towns in Spain, streets and house numbers are named with ceramic tiles. Traditionally they have been made with overglaze. If you want to update the number of your house or street, we offer you two styles that may interest you according to your taste: the dry rope style and the rustic one.
Dry rope numbering
In this case, like that of large-format murals, already explained above, a previously fired tile size is chosen and the tile is designed: it can be just a number or with a house drawing. Or any other design you like.
The tile is made of stoneware and the number overlaps. It is enameled with manganese as we have commented in the rustic pictures section. Other ornamental elements in relief or bas-relief can be added such as leaves.