HHHHHHHH GREG HICHO
My one-of-a-kind mosaics are cut from red earthenware slabs, then each element is carefully sculpted and smoothed. After bisque firing, each piece is glazed with non-commercial formulas and fired again. Each mosaic component is then re-assembled and mounted onto cement backer-board and grouted. A specially designed ceramic border or wooden frame complements each ready to hang work.
I begin each tile by sculpting my original design in red earthenware. While the original is still wet, a plaster cast is made of the design. I then hand press each tile into the mold in a variety of clay colors. After pressing, each tile is cleaned, detailed, and allowed to slowly air-dry. The tiles are then bisqued, individually colored, and glaze-fired.
A depression on the back allows the tiles to be hung on a wall. They can also be incorporated into a tile intallation, or framed if you prefer.