Ceramic tile pieces approximately 1 in. thick and either 1/4 in., 1/2 in., or 1 in. square were prepared from a high alumina porcelain, a zircon porcelain and a cordierite body. These ceramic specimens were fired in contact with the porcelain enameled surface of low carbon sheet steel approximately 0.52 in. thick. An enamel of low softening point (900 F.) and two series of graded expansion laminated coatings were used as the bonding medium in an effort to reduce shear stresses caused by the differential contraction of metal and ceramic. Smaller tile size, greater body porosity and retarded cooling rate seemed to aid in the development of a bond. Although it was possible to firmly attach the alumina, zircon and cordierite bodies to metal under favorable conditions, an extremely high stress level was generally indicated.