Over 150 engravings of original ceramic paving tiles from medieval cathedrals and monasteries—geometrics, mosaics, Gothic and Romanesque themes, rich medieval imagery. Sharp, copyright-free designs lend themselves to ceramics, serigraphy, photosilkscreen and batik, leather tooling, wood burning, enameling, marquetry and more. 161 black-and-white illustrations.
Date Published 12/1/1984
Rated By: Jody Iona Palm
From: Greeneville, TN
Comments: Nice design illustrations There are 150 floor tile designs from medieval cathedrals and monasteries rendered in black&white. Lots of animals, dragons, griffins, and fleur-de-lis. There are also face images of kings, jesters, etc.
All designs are shown in decent (maybe actual?) tile size (around 4-5 inches square), as well as in groups of four (or more if required), to show how repeats would work. All designs are very bold and simple, but amazing when placed in repeat.
Nice designs for beginning tile makers to use, since the designs can be easily worked in clay. Well worth the cost of the book.
Rated By: William McPherson
From: Denver, CO
Comments: Old English Tile Designs As the Master of the Saint Caitlin's Guild of Hairy Potters, I have been teaching classes in the crafts of the Middle Ages, including the making of the tiles in the retro Quire at Winchester. This handy little volume allows the copying of designs for everyone in the class, with a range of easy to difficult, and scaled to produce four inch tiles allowing for clay shrinkage. All my work is done for me. All I have to do now . . .is teach.