While the idea of break plates and breaking
tiles is a great concept and sounds like a lot of fun, if it is not done right you can
really get hurt. So you have to be very careful when breaking the pieces. What I do is I like
to use a plastic bag to put the pieces in. And, all pieces are not created equally. They
break differently. Like this is a very crumbly kind of a tile so I’m going to put it into
this plastic bag, I’m going to put on my safety glasses and I’m going to give it a wack, or
a few wacks. And you can see how this crumbled when it was broken but it also gave me some
really nice pieces. But, it does crumble. Now I’m going to break a regular ceramic tile
and you will see the difference. Here is a regular ceramic tile. Again, I’m going to
put it in the plastic bag.
And you can see that this broke in a much cleaner fashion. Bear in mind that these pieces
can be very, very sharp. So, when handling your pieces be extremely careful.