Wood Stove Hearth Pad

I created this hearth pad as a project while I was an apprentice at the Moravian Pottery and Tileworks in the fall of 2017.

The design was first drawn on the computer, then a section printed at a 1:1 scale.  I used the drawing to create tile cutters, and cut individual tiles from slabs of clay.  I used the clay that the Moravian Tileworks uses in production.  It is dug locally in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and used without modification.