Norm & Chris, thanks for your response, Chris, I will keep you informed as I move along on this, Norm, yeah, I am using a quarry tile and it definately is a harder tile not really bisque so I do appreciate your suggestions, they make sense. I actually just discovered this forum today, I was a wheel throwing Porcelain Potter for 25 years but here in Southern California (Orange County) it became next to impossible for me to continue to produce and make a living at it. I did segway into a few interesting salaried jobs in Ceramics one was with California Pottery & Tile, they are located in Los Angeles, thats when I really got hooked into the Cuerda Seca method of applying glazes to tiles. Back in the 20's they were produced at Catalina Pottery and Malibu pottery. http://calpot.com.s1...com/?page_id=19
It is low fire which took some adjustment on my part as I was a diehard Stoneware Potter, but it is just another great avenue that Ceramics can lead you down. I am currently a Real Estate Agent, retiring in 4 years and am now getting into exploring some of the ideas that have been bouncing around in my head. I can't wait to able to get back into it and show what I make without having to worry about if it will sell or not....if you know what I mean. Everything here has become so homoginized and sterile. Maybe not so much in other areas but definately in my neck of the woods!
Anyway glad I found you Guys. Looks like a great forum!