6 Hand-glazed tilework

Paint, which is our modern way of making color, has a very short life. The very use of paint already implies that color is not being taken seriously.
If we put the amount of effort into color, which is required — days and days of concentration — to get the light to shine just right, it is discouraging and impractical to accept that the paint might have to be repainted after a few years. It would in any case be difficult or impossible to get exactly the same colors again.

In tilework, the most beautiful patterns often come about because of repetition. Here we see alternating repetition come to life in the most wonderful way.

#book/The Nature of Order/3 A Vision of a Living World/18 Ornament as part of all unfolding#

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