Handmade Tile

Today, instead of making tiles I am working on the website because Darrell and I are having some work done on the house and it has spilled over into the studio. I should be pounding clay again tomorrow, but in the meantime (since I have home improvement on the brain anyway) I will take this opportunity to share pictures of this uncommonly handsome kitchen in Northern Michigan.  What a wonderful mix of earth tones! The variety of natural textures really draw the eye and make a person want to sit for a spell in this warm and inviting room. An...

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It always warms my heart when someone uses my tiles in more than one room in their home, so this set of installation photos makes me very happy indeed. The homeowners decided to use my tiles in not just one, but two of their bathrooms! A mixture of glass tiles and handmade tiles in honey and autumn glazes surround the sinks in both bathrooms: This lovely home is in the Pacific Northwest, so they selected tiles that represent the native flora and fauna of that region.  (It is so fun when customers include their cat in photos!) The built in...

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Seems like I have been posting a lot of hearth photos lately! Let's mix it up and post some photos of a kitchen that proves that small is beautiful.  This sweet little NYC kitchen looks out on a park, so the clients chose tiles that represent the plants and animals that they see outside their window. Nature is everywhere, even in one of the world's largest cities!  They went with a fun asymmetric grouping over the range, and then sprinkled the remaining feature tiles around semi-randomly throughout the rest of the backsplash. The subway tiles are 3"x9" which works really...

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No, the mantle isn't made of birch; the handmade subway tiles that surround the feature tiles are in a new glaze called "birch" which I am a bit smitten with at the moment. It is so yummy looking, it reminds me toast. Or maybe a toasted marshmallow? The feature tiles are glazed in "Autumn" which provides a nice contrast with the field tiles and also harmonizes nicely with the woodwork. above: close up of the "Birds on a Branch" set in autumn glaze This fireplace is part of a historic home right here in northeast Ohio, and the installation was...

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Really pleased that my tiles are a focal point in this inviting New Jersey living room. One of the homeowners is a shop teacher so he installed the tiles and woodwork himself with great care and precision. He sent a nice note along with the photos that said, "Everything came out the way we wanted and your tiles added a signature touch. We get a lot of compliments." I didn't make the grey field tiles, only the feature tiles. The next 3 photos were taken during the installation process.  Above and below are close ups of the feature tiles before they were grouted. ...

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I love a good before and after! Scroll down to see this fireplace before the re-do. Feature tiles are glazed in "autumn." Not sure which company made those lovely field tiles, but I like them.  Such an improvement from the "before:" Thank you S.T. for including my tiles in your project and for taking the time to share photos!

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These photos came from a woman who discovered a passion for woodworking in retirement. All three of these pieces look like heirlooms to me. So honored she chose to make my tiles part of them! (She asked to remain anonymous since she doesn't sell any of her work.) Thank you so much, H. for sharing these photos! 

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We are officially done with 2020, and I don't think anyone is sad to see it end. Thank you all so much for your amazing support during a very challenging year. I am unbelievably fortunate that I was able to stay healthy and employed all year, and connect with so many great people through my work. Really, I can't thank you all enough. I am taking today (mostly) off since it is a holiday, but here are some scenes from my studio from yesterday, the last day of 2020. Above: Tiles drying, and tiles ready to come out of the kiln.  These...

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