How to Break Plates to save a Pattern or Flower ?
I've never broken plates on purpose before. Lets suppose I have a flower or a certain part of a pattern in the middle of a plate I want to save as a whole, how would I go about breaking the plate to be sure the flower doesn't break in half in the middle of the plate?
Score the plate like you would to break stone? Use a tile cutting saw? A coping saw? Nip, nip, nip all the sides away?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Any hints on break plates would be greatly appreciated. What do you do with the curved part of the plates? Do you use them in the design even if it is flat and make up the difference with the thinset?
I got a few plates to try something, but I need to find something to adhere them to - I wish I could find a bowling ball. Maybe there will be a garage sale or two tomorrow I can find something at.