The latest has been to fire transfers onto very large ceramic tiles for the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport to be placed on a wall of the Hillhead Underground Station. These have been designed by Alasdair Gray and the project is managed by Perfect Circle.
A peek at the fired pieces:
|Some of the pieces cooling in the kiln|
|Some more pieces waiting to come out|
|Another kiln load|
These tiles are the largest I have ever seen (I suppose about 1000 mm by 600mm). They are porcelain made in Italy and then water jet cut in Glasgow before being fired to remove the anti-graffiti coating and then having the transfers added.
Unfortunately there were several breakages due to the acute angles cut into the tiles. The use of a 4 mm drill at the apex of the cut proved to be enough to stop the breaks. So now it is up to the tilers - who will only be able to work from midnight to 5:00am - to get them up without breaking any of them. It may be a large demand.
I have seen the image of the whole and it will be an impressive sight when installed.