A Green and Blue Animal Hearth

My week of gratitude continues! I can't believe how long it's taken me to post photos of this hearth. These lovelies arrived in my inbox several months ago, and apparently, I forgot to post them. This is why I challenged myself to post more installation photos thank usual this week. I don't want beautiful pictures like these to slip through the cracks.
handmade tile hearth featuring green and blue tiles and a wooden mantle
The client wanted to create the look of a vintage fireplace in her home, so she found an antique mantle to install, and filled it with handmade tiles made by me and Clay Squared to Infinity. She's clearly an animal lover, so she selected primarily animal designs in different shades of green, then picked compatible field tiles. I love how the blues and greens blend together, and how all the tiles combine with the wood and metal elements in the hearth. 
close up of handmade tile hearth featuring plant and animal designs
The plant and animal tiles were made by me and are glazed in "spearmint." They are 2x2 and 4x4 inches in size.
close up of blue and green handmade tile hearth
The "plain" field tiles and 2x2 inches in size and were made by Clay Squared to Infinity. The glazes for the field tiles are: Clay Robin's Egg, Copper Patina, Levi Patina, and Aurora Borealis.
blue and green handmade tile hearth featuring plant and animal designs
This project full of whimsy, yet also feels classic. The cats seem to approve!
cat inspecting handmade tile hearth featuring animal and plant designs an green and blue colors
Big thanks to M.I. and your kitty helpers! I love what you've done with the tiles.
Even though my "week of gratitude" is coming to an end, I am going to keep posting customer installation photos regularly through the end of the year, or until I get though my backlog. Thank you to everyone who has sent photos! I appreciate it greatly.

Ceramic Handmade Tile Installations, Fireplace Hearth Tiles, Fireplace Tile Ideas - , Emily Margaret Ulm


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