Westraven tiles


Scouting tiles most known are the cloisonné tiles of the company Westraven from Utrecht, who manufactures 26 different Scouting tiles in the period of 1946 to 1950, as far as we know.

Manufacturing cloisonné tiles

In the beginning the tile starts with the drawing. The lines are coloured firmly, these lines will be the borders. Next the colours are represented by numbers. The design is finished. The next part of the process is making the mould of plaster. This mould is a mirror image and a bit taller than the actual tiles, for the clay shrinks when drying. The firm lines are drawn into the mould. Now a rubber mould is produced, of which several working models are made. In this working models the clay is pushed in, and then is pressed with a small press. This press also puts the logo of the manufacturer in the back side. When the clay has dried, the tiles are taken out of the mould and baked at more than 100 degrees Celsius. Finally the tiles are painted by with coloured glace and are baked again.




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More Westraven tiles can be found at the site 
Ouddelft Keramiek.



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