Tile Painting Project Continues
Linda May applies teal colour glaze to a tile – photo 250News
Prince George, B.C.- One of the Canada 150 projects is the creation of a patchwork quilt style tiled mural that will be installed at the CN Centre later this summer.
Residents are invited to paint a tile that will be part of a special mural “It’s going to be a mural that’s 20 feet wide by 9 feet high” says Ayla Davidson of the Prince George Potters Guild.
The project will require 1400 tiles and each and every one of them will have been painted by a member of the community.
The Potters Guild has been holding tile painting workshops at a number of events in the City, including the Studio 2880 chili cook- off that took place on the weekend. So far, there are about 900 completed tiles.
“We are using a low fire glaze” says Davidson “and what happens is, there is a background colour, so participants will lay on three thick coats of the background colour, and then they will layer on what they love about Prince George on top of that” It takes two days for the tiles to complete the kiln firing stage.
Davidson says the mural will have ten different images created by local artists “Those ten images will be placed, and there will be a patchwork quilt design around it, so it will look like a patchwork quilt with ten central images.”
While there are more public events planned to create more tiles, (dates and locations yet to be announced) residents may also plan their own tile party for 15 to 20 participants by contacting the guild at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a workshop.