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My original sculpture of the Cinque Terre's pastel houses is now available as a set of professionally printed fine art greeting cards!


These beautiful Cinque Terre greeting cards feature a high quality photographic print of my original clay sculpture. These high quality cards are professionally printed on a thick 350gsm paper sourced from sustainable forests. Each card has a smooth satin coating on the outside and a nice uncoated writing surface on the blank inside. It is professionally scored and folded and includes a nicely designed crisp white envelope.

Built after the Cinque Terre's pastel houses perched atop the rocky coast of the Italian Riviera, these clay art objects are but small representations of a place of remarkable beauty. The pastel houses built amidst the jutting cliffs are not reachable by car, but instead show their facades to the Mediterranean Sea. The pure, natural surface of the clay is retained in these pieces by hand-mixing pigments into the wet clay body itself, rather than painting or varnishing the outside surface. This makes the clay's colors vibrant, while the texture is beautifully raw. Juxtaposed with this raw surface is an occasional glassy side, made by hand-burnishing with a round stone from the sea. Each clay is hand-mixed using a base clay from the coast of Spain and pigments ground by the Verfmolen de Kat windmill in Holland. These Dutch pigments are the same types of pigments used by Dutch painters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer of The Dutch Golden Age.

This purchase includes six (6) Cinque Terre greeting cards and six (6) white envelopes. Each card measures 148mm x 105mm (5.82 x 4.13 inches). Envelopes measure 152 x 108mm (5.98 x 4.25 inches).

Ships from my studio in Norway. Ready to ship. Norwegian Post (posten.no) Priority Mail estimated delivery times:

United States, Canada: 4-7 days
Scandinavia: 2 days
France, Switzerland: 2-3 days
Australia: 5-8 days
Asia: 4-10 days

(For those countries with special customs delays, allow 1-2 weeks for their procedures)

I'm a Scandinavian-American artist and designer living in Norway. I studied fine art in Madison, Wisconsin, United States, and worked in arts administration and graphic design in the U.S. My work has taken influence from several years of living in Holland, both from modern Dutch design and from the masters of the Dutch Golden Age, as well as from Scandinavian design here in Norway. My work has been featured in The Huffington Post, HGTV, Dutch Design Week 2011, Apartment Therapy, NRC Netherlands, Sweet Paul Magazine, West Elm, Remodelista, Etsy Blog, Design Mom, and more.

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