Take 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 wood form
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 down. A clear glaze is applied before going back into the kiln for the glaze firing
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
A closer look
Looking East runs January 3rd to March 2nd, 2014
You can read my artist statement here.
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