There is so much tile news from the last month, there is no way I can put it all into just one blog entry. But I have to start somewhere if I want to catch up, so here goes! Today's entry is about some of the new tiles I have been working on. None of the designs are completely new, but they have been resized or reconfigured in some way.
The first one was commissioned by a customer. I almost refused the job because I have been crazy busy, but then I couldn't get the idea out of my head and I wanted to see what it would look like. The idea was to take the 6"x6" Tulip tile, and turn it 45 degrees, while keeping the tulip pointing up:
The new version is shown in raw clay, the finished tiles will look much better.
I can hardly believe I got these beautiful installation pictures almost a month ago and I am only now posting them! I am currently working on several large orders, so I have been focused on making as many tiles as possible in my tiny studio. Blogging and updating this website have definitely taken a backseat to tile production of late. But I today I realized I don't want to wait any longer to share this pretty kitchen with you:
The homeowners, with the help of designer Patsay Zakian-Greenough, selected an assortment of celadon glazed art tiles. Each design had special significance for their family. Here is a close up of some of the tiles before they were installed:
When my lovely cousin, Andrea, sent me these pictures of her new kitchen, they nearly knocked my socks off! I haven't seen this kitchen in person , but from the pictures I can tell that it is a wonderfully inviting room, and I am thrilled that my tiles are part of it.
Since returning from my hiatus, I have been blissfully busy in my newly clean & organized studio. But I have let this blog (and facebook and twitter) lapse because I have too much to say and I don't know where to begin.
I love this time of year. I wouldn’t want to live with winter all the time, but I am making an effort to appreciate its beauty while it lasts. The days are getting longer now, which gives me a psychological boost. It is a great time to think about new beginnings, and reflect on where I’ve been.
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