Looking East at Convenience Gallery

ianphillipsillustration-silvertileTake a walk on Lansdowne Avenue, just a couple of blocks north of Queen Street, in Parkdale and take a gander at my new porcelain tiles!

Many thanks to Alexx at rcboisjoli studios for helping me with this project. Here’s a look at the process involved:

A plaster mold is made using a form made from wood

A plaster mold is made using a wood form

Porcelain slip is poured into the mold. Once it's dried it’s placed in the kiln for a bisque firing

Porcelain slip is poured into the mold. Once it’s dry it’s placed in the kiln for a bisque firing

After the first of three firings, it’s rough edges are sanded off. A clear glaze is applied before going back into the kiln for the glaze firing

After the first of three firings, it’s rough edges are sanded down. A clear glaze is applied before going back into the kiln for the glaze firing

Decals are made to fit the glazed tile, applied, and back into the kiln for a final low-fire

Decals are made to fit the glazed tile. Once printed and applied, the tile returns into the kiln for a third and final low-temperature firing

Four tiles, fresh from the kiln

Four tiles, fresh from the kiln

Close up

A closer look

Looking East runs January 3rd to March 2nd, 2014

You can read my artist statement here.

convenience
24/7 window gallery
58 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto M6K 2V9
(at Seaforth Avenue, one block North of Queen)

convenience is a window gallery that provides an opening for art
that engages, experiments, and takes risks with the architectural, urban, and civic realm

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About Ian Phillips Illustration

I am an illustrator and book designer. View all posts by Ian Phillips Illustration

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