We have a nonfunctioning fireplace in the living room of our 1930s house that looks like it may have been retiled in the seventies or eighties. It’s not really my cup of tea and doesn’t really go with the craftsmen style of the house.


At first painting the tile seemed like the solution because taking on an architectural ceramic project seemed intimidating. But after filming Stephani Stephenson’s Studio Scale Architectural Ceramics DVD (which is now shipping!), redoing the fireplace doesn’t seem so tough after all. In today’s video, Stephani gives some great tips on preparing extruded trim for architectural projects. Even if you don’t have an architectural project in your future, you’ll find some of these tips — like how she “sews” pieces together — quite handy in your regular studio work too. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


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This clip was excerpted from Studio-Scale Architectural Ceramics with Stephani Stephenson, which is now shipping from the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

To learn more about Stephani Stephenson or see more images of her work, please visit www.revivaltileworks.com




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