|The Armenian Ceramics-Balian : 14 Nablus Rd. Jerusalem 97200.
Tel: 972 2 6282826 Fax: 972 2 6260685 web site: www.armenianceramics.com
Hand Painted Tiles and Decorative Tile
|Exclusive hand painted tiles,
hand painted ceramic tiles and tile art from the original Balian-Armenian Ceramics of Jerusalem.
Our hand painted tiles are based on the 15x15cm or 6x6 inch size. The
hand tiles can also be special ordered in the 20x20cm (or 8x8 inch sizes.)
the hand painted ceramic tiles in these series are painted
with the unique technique of under glaze ceramic hand painting. The tile
pattern is first outlined with the black color and then the rest of the
colors are hand painted on the tile. Once all the colors are applied the
tile is glazed with a transparent lead free glaze and placed in a
ceramic kiln. The kiln is fired up to a temperature of 1000 degrees
centigrade (red hot) whereby the ceramic colors are sealed with the
melting of the transparent glaze on the surface of the tile. The firing
usually takes a cycle of about twenty four hours from start to finish.
second type of decoration which we use is that of in glaze hand painted
tile decoration. In this case the black outline is applied to the
surface of a glazed and fired tile and then the colors applied by hand.
The tile is again fired to a temperature of about 1000 degrees
centigrade where the colors melt into the glaze of the tile.
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