Handmade Tile

After years of making my ginkgo tree design as a four inch tile, I finally sized it up to six inches by six inches. It took me a long time to re-sculpt it, but I am glad I did.  The mold turned out great, and now I can reproduce the design again and again. Here are the new and old versions, side by side: Of course I will continue to make the four inch version as well. Now that I can finally make four different six inch tree designs, I decided to combine all four to make a set. The new set...

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It is not an exaggeration to say this is the only table like this in existence. It is the brain child of the brilliant Julie, who commissioned me to make the tiles, and Lamar Schlabach (owner of the Village Craftsman in Atwood, IL) to make the table itself. The most unusual thing about this table is that the tiles are not permanently affixed to the top, they just slot in!  Julie said that Lamar was initially somewhat skeptical about the design, but found a way to make it work beautifully. And the really beautiful thing is that the tiles can be changed out at...

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Hard to believe the holidays are upon us again! It is my honor to have work in the Holden Arboretum's annual art show and fundraiser for the 9th consecutive year.    The show opens this Friday, Nov. 15th with a party! After that, it will be open daily from 9-5 through the end of the year (closed only on Christmas eve and Christmas day.) The tiles pictured above are from last year's show. Here is some of what I made for this year: (Above: 3"x3" tiles in blue and green glazes) There will be a large selection of all different sizes and designs....

Art Tile Show, Ohio Tiles, Tile Art -

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If you have ever admired a group of turtles lined up together on a log, then you can probably appreciated this unique tile installation: What are those tiles in a contrasting color above the range? Turtles, of course! The 2"x2" turtles glazed in "pacific blue" add a sweet touch to this serene kitchen. Thank you, S.M. for including my tiles in your project and for sharing pictures! 

Ceramic Handmade Tile Installations, Kitchen Tiles Ideas -

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At first glance, it looks like the homeowners played it safe with the color scheme in this kitchen. It has lovely, neutral colored cabinets, countertops, flooring and backsplash: But look a little closer, and you will see that this kitchen has a colorful secret! The backsplash is sprinkled with an assortment of bright little handmade two inch by two inch tiles featuring leaves and flowers. Here they are before they were installed... ... and here they are after installation: I love how the red tiles pick up on the red knobs of the range. Here are some even closer views...

Ceramic Handmade Tile Installations, Kitchen Tiles Ideas -

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A couple of different people requested that I make the dandelion design in a size smaller than 6"x6", so I re-sculpted it as a 4"x4" tile and made a mold: The first few tiles are out of the kiln and I am very pleased with how they turned out. Here is how it looks in gray glaze: And here the same tile alongside its twin, amid matching field tiles: The new four inch version has been added to the online store. And, of course, the six inch version is still available as well. If you do decide to purchase one,...

Ceramic Art Tile, Handmade Tile -

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Two new tile sets have been added to the online store. Both are customer-requested variations on this popular set:  (the 6"x6" Tree of Life with 1" border) The first variation is just a slightly smaller version of the original. Here is the smaller version with my hand in the frame for size reference: (The 4"x4" Tree of Life with 1" border) The original version is approximately eight inches by eight inches total, while the smaller version is only six inches by six inches, not including grout joints. The next variation is a little more daring, as it turns the 6"x6"...

Decorative Ceramic Tile, Decorative Wall Tiles, Designer Ceramic Tile -

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This was a big project last summer, and my wonderful client sent fabulous photos as soon as her bathroom was complete in August. I simply cannot live with myself any longer if I don't post them now! As you can see, this remodel created a dramatic transformation: This serene bathroom is located in a lovely cabin which is surrounded by nature on all sides. The homeowner selected plant and animal tiles which reflect the surrounding environment, which meant she ordered one of practically everything in my entire catalog of 4"x4" plant and animal tiles: The feature tiles were interspersed among...

Bathroom Tiles Design, Ceramic Handmade Tile Installations, Handmade Tile Bathroom Ideas, Tile Ideas for Bathroom -

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