One of a kind! In the sense that I cannot replicate this glaze combination. Call it a fluke or call it a miracle. I love it, but I cannot replicate it, so snatch it up quick if you like it!
Call her your sea serpent, water dragon or Nessie; either way she's an awesome addition to any home and hopefully brings much luck and magic to whoever loves her. I use to make these little table sculptures of sea dragons in high school and while looking for inspiration around my home set my eyes on one I had on display. So I decided to put her to tile form.
She is approximately 6x6 inches and 1 inch thick at the spine on the head. She is low fired which means she shouldn't be used permanently outdoors or in areas that receive constant water (like a shower stall). She'd do great in any kitchen or bathroom back splash, hanging on a wall (there are holes in the back to hang her), in a shadow box frame (mom's favorite option), on a plate stand for a desk ornament or amidst your book collection.
The process used to make these is a different from my usual relief tiles that are made from an original mold. Instead here, I sketch my design and create acetate stencils for where I want each layer of the drawing to come forward. Then in the studio, I roll out my clay, cut the pieces with my stencils and start layering, one on top of the other so the end result is a design that pops out of the tiles background. This allows me to get more detailed with my designs and it saves my hands too!
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