I enjoy creating functional, tangible art with my hands. The process is meditative, calming, and natural. I achieve great joy in transforming a lump of clay into a functional work of art. Each step of the creative process brings wonderful transformations.


Design

My work is inspired by nature. First I gather information from a client: their likes, taste, and natural environment in which they live. From this information, I outline a collage on paper.

Design

Carving

Images from paper are transferred to a clay slab. The outline is cut to build form. Through dirty hands, form is transformed into shape. Shapes flow together and create a mosaic.

Carving

Cut and Dry

Cuts for tile are carved into the mosaic, accentuating the curves of the shapes. The deep brown wet tiles dry into a delicate haze.

Cut and Dry

Bisque Firing

Bisque firing hardens the tiles and bring them to a deep pink. Glaze chosen by the client is layered on. The final glaze firing fuses the colors and tile together. The heat causes the colors to travel organically throughout the piece, further accentuating the shapes. Cooled, the movement of color is final, delightful, and wonderfully unpredictable.

Bisque Firing

Glazes

We have a variety of glazes to choose from. Glazing is unique to each piece. There are subtle changes with each batch of glaze, glaze blending, and kiln firing. These subtle variations in the glaze process give each piece of art uniqueness, depth, and color variation. We recommend you view glaze samples in person. Viewing via screen or photo does not give a true sense of color and depth. For glaze samples of your choice, please contact us.

Glazing

Installation

You care about the people you bring into your home. We work hand in hand with our own staff of detailed tile installers that on we have depended upon for years in the construction business. We are also happy to work with contractors of your choosing.

Installation

Transformation

Once installed, the custom relief transforms a mundane kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, or wall into an exquisite and welcoming focal point of your house or business. It creates a space to read, reflect, and relax. It creates an environment for gathering. It transforms your house into a home and your business into a place of beauty.

Transformation

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