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Glorious Green Kitchen

It took about 2 months for me to complete this set of over 600 leaf green tiles. Fortunately the homeowner was willing to wait. And she was also kind enough to share pictures of the completed kitchen! 

leaf green art tiles in a kitchen with yellow cupbaords

She got the idea from this installation & I am impressed with how much it looks like the original concept, right down to the shallow condiment shelves on either side of the range:

artTILE 2013

It almost that time of year again! Every spring, indigenous gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio hosts an invitational exhibit featuring 30 - 40 tile artists. I am thrilled that my tiles will be part of the show this year.

 indigenous gallery artTILE 2013 postcard

(The tiny row of green tiles above the elephant were made by yours truly.)

Blog Backlog

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:

tulip art tiles

 

The new version is shown in raw clay, the finished tiles will look much better. 

A Cheery Celadon Kitchen

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:

art tile kitchen, white and jade tiles

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:

A Creamy Kitchen

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.

handmade tiles over kitchen range

Thoughts on a New Year

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.

Mirror, Mirror...

...in a wood shop. More of the tiles I sent out last week have been installed! The good people of Woodcreek Furniture just sent me photographs of three projects they completed using my handmade tiles: two decorative mirrors and one Arts & Crafts style wooden frame. The frame looks so right around my 6"x6" Tree of Life tile in Watercolor Blue Glaze:

handmade tile, tree design, blue glaze, six inch size

Project two is a mirror that is surrounded by four of my 2"x2" animal tiles in spearmint glaze: 

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