Monday, April 5, 2010

tile cutters

I recently bought another tile cutter from Georgie's--a hexagonal one, and am cutting tiles for tables with it. Because the plunger plate is metal, I usually add a piece of luann plywood which I glue to the face plate, and which then makes the release of a wet clay tile easier.  The first tile cutter I had (4 inch square--from back in the '70's) did not plunge the tile out beyond the frame of the cutter, so, until I glued that thin piece of wood onto the plate, I could not get the clay off. [top photo, plunged all the way out.] These are photos I used to write a letter to the helpful hints section of Ceramic Monthly.  More photos of the hex cutter and drying tiles to follow.


  1. Now you can make an octagon tile table.

  2. Hi Ann,
    My husband makes premade and custom shape/size tile cutters without the plunger, for those of us who work in relief (texture). There is a clear or opaque version. Please go to his website or to see if this is something you might use. Thanks.

  3. A different one I used or found. Its unique I can say.Thank you for sharing with us.

    Tile Cutter