I recon I will order some bisque tiles. Was thinking that by using the laser to make pattern by removing the glaze I would actually be adding color to a bisque surface. I see where a potential problem could exist between the glazes and cone levels now though. Appreciate all the responses I have gotten. Much to learn.
Thanks, I will be trying the china paints on tiles I have on hand. Seems like that process would work for trivets and hot plates. Appreciate that information. I am located in Lafayette, In. (The "right" side of the river. ) Don't tell my son I said that, he is Purdue grad.
I have been looking into doing the entire process myself. Kiln is coming, so may as well put it to use. And I like the idea of being able to make tiles to order. One process I have been thinking of trying is putting "leather dry" clay in the laser and seeing how it "engraves" and if I can fill the impressions made with glaze to bring the image out. Perhaps I will need dry (green ware?) to do that? Will experiment for sure. I would like to make multi tile murals along with counter top, back splash and shower tiles that will hold up to installation and every day use.