Arts and Crafts

It has been far too long since I have posted installation pictures! Photographs of this lovely hearth showed up in my inbox this week, and there is no time like the present for me to share them with you.  The client sent this explanation for their choice of tiles: "We tore out our old fireplace mantel/surround and I designed and built one more to the craftsman style we like. We searched forever to find the tiles that we felt would be perfect for the job.  The leaf tiles represent the three types of trees we have in our yard.  The black...

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This is one of my favorite times of year. The blossoms are blooming, the leaves are budding, and indigenous gallery is having their annual artTILE extravaganza!! It is a huge honor for me to be a part of this invitational show.  (They even put a picture of some of my tiny tiles on the back of the postcard!) If you have never been to indigenous gallery, you are missing out. I have been fortunate to be a part of every one of the previous artTILE shows, and they just keep getting better every year. There couldn't be a more perfect...

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Yesterday the post office was closed, but that didn't stop us from making a tile delivery. Darrell and I took advantage of the nice weather to drive these three boxes of tiles to Ginko Gallery in Oberlin, OH. This packing job would not have been adequate for the mail, but it worked just fine for us yesterday. We have a tradition of delivering tiles to Ginko Gallery in person whenever possible. It is the first gallery ever to carry my work, so we have been going there for over a decade. We try to visit at least once a year....

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photo courtesy of HoldenArb.org Looking for a unique holiday shopping experience? If you live in northeast Ohio, consider visiting the Holden Arboretum during their annual holiday gift show and sale, "Gifts from the Heart of Nature," which runs from November 14th until January 3rd. It is a juried show that include only crafts that are locally made and feature natural themes and/ or materials. I am thrilled that my work will be featured in this year's show, along with the work of 28 other talented makers.  Although the first full day of the show is Saturday, things kick off on Friday, November 13th with a preview party. Here is...

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(When we switched to our current website, some lovely installation pictures never made it over from the old version of EmuTile.com. I am going to attempt to re- post all of those "lost" installations, starting with this one. Please note, this particular installation features "Northern Lights" glaze which has since been discontinued.) E.A.  sent me these gorgeous pictures of her hearth.  She ordered two of my 3"x3" Fleur tiles in Northern Lights glaze, and installed them herself.  She found the field tiles on Craigslist and got them for a song; they were left over from someone else's installation. What a lucky find! They really complete the...

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Top row: Autumn and Celadon Glaze. Second row: Spearmint and Leaf Green Glaze.  Ta-da! Buffalos! (Or bison, if you prefer.) To  see them in more glazes, visit their product page.  I also just added the new 4"x4" Aspen and Maple Leaf tiles to our online store. Shown in Leaf Green and Autumn Glazes Handmade Tiles Referenced:  Buffalo 4"x4" Ceramic Handmade Tile Aspen Leaf 4"x4" Ceramic Handmade Tile Maple Leaf 4"x4" Ceramic Handmade Tile

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I can hardly believe it is that time of year already! The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, OH is gearing up for their annual holiday art sale/ fundraiser, "Gifts From the Heart of Nature," and I am pleased that my work will be included again this year. Darrell and I delivered several boxes of tiles on Sunday afternoon, and while we were there I picked up the above pretty postcard for the event: As always- many talented artists have work in the show! Here are a few of the tiles I submitted for the show this year: The show runs from  Saturday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 4,...

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In my last post, I said I would post some "in-progress" photos of the new 4"x4" tile I am working on for the retail shop at Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff Estate, which is located near Buffalo, New York. As promised, here they are: First picture: Almost finished sculpting. At this point, I showed it to my husband and he immediately said it reminded him of a Buffalo nickel, which thrilled me. Buffalo nickels (made from 1913- 1938) were a source of inspiration for this piece, but I hadn't told him. His comment felt like high praise! Second Picture: Ready to pour the plaster for the mold. Last...

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