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The Arcosanti Ceramics Department also produces a unique line of tiles and wall switch plates.
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For tile production, slip is allowed to dry in lined plaster beds, cut into squares, air dried a second time and put through a pug mill to remove any air bubbles from the clay. Ceramics manager Ed Werman.
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Each tile is individually impressed. Linda Fournier.
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The impressed tiles are bisque fired.
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Next step is a glazing process. This particular glaze is called Desert Sand. Other glazes used are Green, Sky blue and Midnight Blue.
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Tiles are dipped in glaze mixture. Valkyrie and Ed.
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Individual touch-up is done on each tile. Valkyrie.
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Before and after glazing. The glaze is allowed to dry and the tile re-fired.
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A new batch of beautiful and unique tiles and glazed bells is removed from the kiln after firing.
[Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa]

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