Arts and Crafts, Handmade Tile, Handmade Tiles, Tile Art - , Emily Margaret Ulm


First Leaf of Fall

We are savoring to the end of summer here in Northeast Ohio. The days are still warm and sunny, but they are getting shorter & the nights are getting cooler. I feel less like swimming and more like hiking. When DRU and I took our morning walk today, and I was glad to be wearing long pants instead of shorts. I would have grabbed a jacket, too, if the cool, crisp air weren't so refreshing. The trees are still quite green, but DRU managed to find a perfect orange & red leaf sitting in the middle of the sidewalk. More leaves will be turning soon, so now is the perfect time to re-make my 2"x2" oak leaf design in the 4"x4" size:

Ceramic Handmade Tile Leaf Design

I sculpted this larger version out of Plasticine clay to match the smaller version I made earlier this year:

Ceramic Hand Made Tile Design for Leaves

I would like to see the larger and smaller sizes mixed together in an installation. Yesterday I made a plaster mold of the new 4"x4" version, and now I must wait for it to dry so I can begin production. 

Plaster Mold for Handmade Ceramic Tile Leaf Design

4"x4" Oak Leaf tile has been added to the tile shop (without a picture of the finished tile), so order now if you want to get some of the first batch! I will post a pictures as soon as the first few tiles are out of the kiln.