Blue Glaze, Blue Herons

When I received these lovely pictures of an Arts and Crafts hearth from Jeanne in Maine, I felt anything but blue! It is always super exciting for me when I get to see my work installed. These pictures were extra thrilling because this is the first time I have seen most of these particular tiles in a finished project. And what a project this is! The hearth creates a unique focal point in an appealing & airy space....

arts and crafts hearth with handmade art tiles"

Here is an overall view, showing the handcrafted oak mantle, a charming painting of an ocean scene, and of course, handmade tiles! Here are some close ups of the tiles...

 

lady bug, grasshopper, caterpillar and dragonfly handmade tiles in blue glaze

Above the firebox, there are Ladybug, Grasshopper, Caterpillar, and Dragonfly tiles all in Pacific Blue Glaze. (Ladybug and Caterpillar were adapted to the 3"x3" size for this installation.) The 3"x3" field tiles are also handmade and glazed in Watercolor Blue.

great blue heron tiles handmade in the arts and crafts style

On the sides of the firebox, a pair of 3"x6" herons face each other (and the fire.) These two were also adapted to this size with this installation in mind.

Here are more close ups of the 3"x3" Bug tiles:

grasshopper art tile installed with handmade field tiles

3"x3" grasshopper tile installed with handmade field tiles

dragonfly art tile installed with handmade field tiles

3"x3" dragonfly

caterpillar handmade tile installed with handmade field tiles

3"x3" caterpillar 

ladybug art tile installed with handmade field tiles

3"x3" ladybug

The Pacific Blue and Watercolor Blue glazes paired together remind me of the ocean and the sky. Here one more picture of the whole beachy scene:

Ceramic Handmade Tile Hearth

I realize I am biased, but I love this hearth and what it adds to the room. Thank you so much for sending these photos, Jeanne! You were a joy to work with, and I am so happy to see what you did with the tiles I made. I greatly appreciate the fact that you took the time to share.

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