Tile production at Arcosanti is an important part of the Ceramics facility. [Photo & text: sa]

ValKiri has been the tile maker since 1998. Here she is appling glaze to one of her designs. [Photo & text: sa]

The glazed tiles and switch plates are set on shelves to dry. All of the glazes used at the Arcosanti Ceramics facility are lead-free. [Photo & text: sa]

Ceramics manager Ed Werman and Val are loading the kiln with tiles and bells. A firing takes about 24 hours. Kiln temperature for this firing is cone 4, which is about 2134 degrees. [Photo & text: sa]

Switch plates are a very popular item. They provide covers for light switches and electrical outlets. Glazed tiles come in various sizes and can be used as decorative coasters or trivets. [Photo & text: sa]

Val also creates a selection of decorative wall tiles which are available in the Arcosanti
Visitors Center and Gallery and the Cosanti Gallery. [Photo & text: sa]

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