Iris from my Garden

Iris From My Garden

16"x24" I made the tiles and let them dry. Then I put them all together and drew my image on them with slip (liquid clay) and carved out the details of the leaves, flower petals, doily, etc. The tiles were then fired and glazed and fired again until they achieved the look I wanted.

Grammy's Chair

Grammy's Chair

16"x24" Grammy's Chair was executed in much the same way as "Iris." The view out the window is of the eucalyptus trees outside our studios. It's Grammy's chair because Ray's grandfather (Grammy) owned a furniture factory in Texas until it burned down. We have this chair and a rocker from that factory.

Sunflowers in Delft Vase

Sunflowers in Delft Vase

16"x24" Another handmade tile mural with slip-trailing and carving and my sister's favorite flowers.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

16"x24" Another effort with sunflowers on a grass mat this time.

Hot Rods

Hot Rods

24"x16" Ray decided to play with the extruder and shades of red to create his "Hot Rods".

Fiesta

Fiesta

16"x24" Another playful piece creating movement with the colorful static straight rods.

Cool Breezin

Cool Breezin'

16"x12" He really wanted to use this piece of scrap acrylic we found at the plastics store and it seemed to work well with the bent blue rods and yellow "sun" I had made extra of for another piece.

Green Flash

Green Flash

20"x20" A beach camping trip and sunset views inspired this Green Flash. We watched as the sun went down in front of layers of clouds producing this stepped appearance.

Mediterranean Hues

Mediteranean Hues

20"x16" Another happy accident. Extruded bars bent in the firing and instead of tossing them I thought they could fit together nicely for a reminder of our trip to Ibiza

Carnival Mirror

Carnival Mirror

20"x20" These hand-made tiles were an experiment in color and rearranging odd shapes harmoniously.

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