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Flora Fauna Grasshopper and Dandelions 6"x6" tile in glaze colors: Iceland Sea (crackle), Cobalt, Evergreen Fir, Peacock, and Turquoise. Again, I research Arts and Crafts imagery plus grasshoppers and dandelions. The leaves and grasshoppers are dynamically positioned with grass filling in around them. Once the design is decided I carve it into a slab of plaster. Positive objects are flush with the block and details and negative space around is carved in and cut away. The tonal result comes from the translucent glassy glaze. The subject matter is higher (glaze is thinner and lighter) and the background darker (glaze pools up.) Once original form is done, I seal it and make a mold from this plaster tile. The final tile is made of slip (wet clay) poured in to a plaster slip-cast mold created from the original plaster tile. Slip is poured into plaster reverse mold and dries for 8 hrs. After tile is removed, edges are cleaned, details are refined and I put in a groove for hanging on back. Greenware is fired once dry, then glazed by hand when cool. Tile is fired one last time.

Tiles are intended for decorative use and may scuff if used as a hotplate or trivet. I carve a groove in the back so tile can hang seamlessly with (metal cleat provided). Tiles work well and look great when integrated with other tiles on back splashes, decorative walls, or fireplaces. these tiles are standard sizes 6" x 6", frames are readily available.

Flora Fauna Grasshopper 6x6 tile in glaze colors: Iceland Sea, Cobalt, Evergreen Fir, Peacock, and Turquoise

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: earthenware clay, turquoise glaze
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Favorited by: 28 people