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!