steps to making a clay tile....

...from a wet block of clay to a stone-hard tile

rolling out a block of clay

rolling out a block of clay

side boards are used to ensure the rolled tile will have an even thickness all over

side boards are used to ensure the rolled tile will have an even thickness all over

tracing out the tile using the wood template

tracing out the tile using the wood template

taking away the extra clay

taking away the extra clay

carving the design into the wet clay

carving the design into the wet clay

applying under-glaze paints to colour the tiles

applying under-glaze paints to colour the tiles

Nancy with her finished wet tile

Nancy with her finished wet tile

tile completely dried after 5 days

tile completely dried after 5 days

tile with a clear glaze applied over top

tile with a clear glaze applied over top

tiles loaded into the kiln before firing

tiles loaded into the kiln before firing

electric kiln fires for 10 hours reaching 2500 degrees fahrenheit

electric kiln fires for 10 hours reaching 2500 degrees fahrenheit

finished tiles....still burning hot from the kiln firing

finished tiles....still burning hot from the kiln firing

Nancy's beautiful finished tile!

Nancy's beautiful finished tile!