Karatay Museum: Interior Tiles

The art of tile making: the "clay paste" is silica, alumna, lime, and alkali.  It is made into a paste and poured into molds. The Tile Mosaics were created by taking the glazed tiles and scoring them then using a chisel to cut them with a bevel (the back of the tile has less surface area).  They were places on a flat surface face down in their desired pattern and plaster is poured over their backs.  Another technique is tile inlay, where the tiles are inlayed into a wall of plaster.  This technique leaves the white plaster around each tile visible.