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Introduction to Tile Making

In this class you will explore various techniques for making and decorating tiles by hand and by simple machine. A history of tiles around the world will be used as a backdrop for traditional methods of using repetitive design as well as storytelling. Surface decoration will include glazing, painting in underglazes, sgraffito and other carving techniques. Students will have a chance to try different tile making and decorating techniques and can expect to make a finished multiple tile piece for a wall or table.

About the Instructor

Mary Richmond began making and painting decorative tiles in 1979 and ran Mary Richmond Tile Design, serving fine tile galleries and showrooms around New England and New York until 2006. On Cape, her tiles were commissioned and sold exclusively at Tree’s Place in Orleans. She has a BFA in Studio Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with additional ceramic and painting coursework at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at