Handmade ceramic tile , Persian ceramic tile , Moroccan tile
Approximately 1200 years ago, Persian tiles began to be created. The people of Persia learned from Chinese pottery that many colors could be added to one tile after conquering Timur. As early as 1500 A.D., Persian tilemaking began to incorporate the colors of Chinese pottery. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Persian tile decoration reached its peak. Ceramic tiles can be used in two distinct ways. It consists of pieces of different colored tiles glued together in a mosaic design. In Persian, the second method is called Ghlami and involves painting several colors on one tile with a brush. With this lesson, students will learn to create Persian Ghlami tiles using underglazes and/or a majolica technique.