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"SPRING IRIS" Original Mosaic Wall Art

Size:Vertical Oval 11" x 18" x 1"
Weight: 8 lbs.

House of Whispering Firs is proud to offer this original mosaic titled "Spring Iris" by Kathy Thompson, Newberg, Oregon. artist.

Kathy's mosaics are not only beautifully designed and crafted; but, unusual in the fact that she actually makes all the tiles from scratch.

After drawing her design and making a pattern, she hand cuts rolled out clay conforming to the pattern.. Each piece is laid out and numbered to aid in the final assembly. After the clay pieces dry, they go through a kiln bisque firing.

They are then individually painted with glaze and fired again to vitrify (make glass like). Now, the tiles are ready to incorporated into mosaic art.

Kathy uses cement board as the base for most of her flat pieces. It's strong, weather resistant and extremely durable. After the cement board is cut to size, hooks or hanging devices are installed. Now, the real fun begins! Each tile is hand placed and adhered to the board. When the adhesive is dried, the project is grouted and sealed. The viewed edges of these mosaics are all finished, glazed tiles.

Because of all the steps involved, each project can take several weeks from beginning to end to complete.

"Spring Iris" is done in a style call raised tile application. The subject tiles and border tiles are slightly taller that the background tiles, giving the piece 3 dimensional qualities. Very effective.

The " Iris" Series also has matching coasters, hooks and vases in the collection. Visit our shop to see more.

All of our mosaics and tiles are suitable for outdoor use with care. They should not be left outdoors, exposed to the elements, in areas of the country that experience harsh winter conditions with ice, snow and /or repeated freezing and thawing conditions.

To find other mosaics, handmade tiles, and much more, we welcome you to visit our shop.

Questions? Please ask before buying. Thank you

Mosaic Wall Art Handmade Ceramic Tile " SPRING IRIS"


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: handmade ceramic tiles, clay, glaze, grout
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  • Only ships to United States from Oregon, United States.