Stephen Hearne from Pacifica, California individually handcrafts Pacifica Pottery Tiles. Every tile blank used is made from wet clay using a slab roller. Red clay is used because it gives the tile a rich color. Wax lines are applied to bisque tiles to create a crisp separation of colors. Glazes are “bulbed” on using a squeeze bottle rather than a paintbrush. This crafting process produces a brilliant, shiny finish. The use of wax lines and the bulbing on of glazes are reminiscent of techniques used by tile artisans in California during the 1920’s and 1930’s.