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CERAMIC TILES
We are trying to replicate 16th century tiles used on Mughal buildings in Delhi. Does anyone know of any research that defines the original tile making process with original materials used for glaze and body. The colours are yellow, turquoise blue, Lapiz blue, green.
Ratish Nanda
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CERAMIC TILES
Ratish, You could try the Iznik potteries in Turkey. I know they make decorative Islamic design wall-plates.
Frank John Snelling
CERAMIC TILES
The portuguese institute for conservation has a lot of information about this thopic:

http://webcl.uportu.pt/ccr/
http://cvc.instituto-camoes.pt/azulejos/es/index.html
Daniel Suarez Pousa
CERAMIC TILES
The three main types of press available � the hand, the automatic, and the semi-automatic � the last named has proved the most generally useful; and of our total of no less than 140 presses considerably more than half are of this type. At the same time we have a number of completely automatic presses, operated, like those of semi-automatic type, by electricity, while for certain classes of work we still find hand presses the most serviceable. The making procedure is essentially the same in all three types. A steel well or "box" sunk in the bed of the press is filled with "dust," and a heavy steel die descends into it, forcing the dust against another die forming the bottom of the box.
Kalis Peter
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