In this project, Year 5 students explored and studied examples of ceramic tiles that cover facades of buildings in the streets of Lisbon, Portugal. We spoke about the histories of the city, including the destructive earthquake that occured in 1755. We discussed how the the designs, patterns and colors of the tiles helped rebuild the city’s confidence after the disastrous event. Each student designed a tile that, if given the chance, they would cover a building with. We used air dry clay to form the tile squares and acrylic paint to achieve their designs.