I throw on the wheel and also make custom tiles out of high-fired stoneware and porcelain clay.
This photo is my most recent tile installation, which I finished today! It's a raised hearth for the cast-iron chiminea that sits in the little front courtyard of our Mediterranean-style home. All the tiles are handmade---the ones on top are glazed with blue, and the front tiles are a white glaze with cobalt design painted on them. On my front sidewalk, I've combined a lot of similar blue and white tiles that I've made with commercial Saltillo tiles from Mexico.
Thanks---we call it "The Happy Place"!
I use both electric and gas kilns---I fire hot enough so I don't have to worry about frost damage to my tiles (about 2300 F).
I'm enjoying perusing your husband's work when I get some time---what a talented guy. And the website is really nice. I've done some of that and know how difficult it is, so clearly you're very talented as well!