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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.