Handmade Encaustic Floor Tiles
Encaustic tiles production was perfected in Western Europe by the thirteenth century. Many of the earliest encaustic tiles were probably made by medieval Monks by embossing a pattern into the partly dried tile and then pouring or pressing another colour clay into the recess in either slip or plastic form.
dried to leather hard state the surface was planed off to create a
sharp image, prior to completed drying and subsequent firing. the
Victorians produced similar encaustic tiles mechanically by
pressing, which produced identical & precise products time and time
again but which somehow lack the charm of the handmade article.