This hearth is in a 1929 bungalow that is being restored in the Arts & Craft style. The couple who lives there designed and built the mantel (the husband is a woodworker) and also chose, laid out, and and installed the tiles themselves. The results are beautiful and period appropriate.
The birds and trees were made by me (glaze: "autumn"), the field tiles are by "Clay Squared to Infinity" (glaze: "wasabi")
Here are the feature tiles before they were installed:
On the left if is a 3"x3" chickadee, in the middle is a 6"x6" elm tree, on the right is a 3"x3" cardinal. Here is a close up of just the chickadee:
The 3"x3" chickadee was made especially for this project. Before this, this design was only available in the 2"x2" and 4"x4" sizes.
The homeowner also sent a "before picture," and this nice message:
We are really happy with our tree and little birds; they're perfect. Hope you like our collective craftsman (& woman) project!
I certainly DO like how this hearth turned out! Just for fun, here is the before picture:
Thank you so much, Sarah, for including my tiles in your lovely home, and for taking the time to send pictures!