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October 27, 2017 5:16 pm

Tile Painting Project Continues

Monday, June 5, 2017 @ 5:52 AM

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   clay@pgpotters.ca  to book a workshop.



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