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This lovely tile depicts a scene from the Nativity with angels surrounding and trumpeting the arrival of the baby Jesus, who is being held by Mary. The style of this tile is based on carvings from Assyria from the 500's. It measures approximately 4 3/4" long x 3 3/4" high, and is glazed in my lovely burgundy maroon crackle glaze. This is really a beautiful tile - set it on the fireplace mantel for the holidays or all year long.

I just love to carve. Most of my tile designs are carved in wax, because I like the surface texture of it. People ask me what kind of wax I carve in - well, here's my secret formula - "Holy Wax". My Mom, who is very active in her church, and just can't throw anything away, collects all the partially burned candles that would otherwise get thrown away. I melt them and pour slabs of wax in an enameled pan that creates a large blank canvas of wax for me. There's hardly anything better than a large blank canvas of wax...well, maybe a large slab of chocolate....dark chocolate.

Find all of my handmade tiles here -

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lesperancetile?section_id=5059379

Please convo me with any questions - and thanks for being a great community!!

Madonna and Child - Nativity Scene - Handmade Tile

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: clay, glaze
  • Feedback: 1087 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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