These tiles just went home today. They will go on the end wall of a shower. There’s a window in the wall, and the irises will be below the window, with the maple leaves above and to the side of it. The rest of the wall will be filled in with the same white matte tile.
The tile piece that was in my blog post from July 2 got installed and the clients just sent me a picture of it. This is one of my catalogue images but in the catalogue, it's on 4 1/4" tiles, whereas here it's on 6" tiles. And in this case, it has a 1/2" blue border painted on the tiles.
This is an interesting tile I just did. Sort of like a family tree.
This is the 2018 Central Valley High School senior tile. Every year they have a contest among the seniors to design an 8" x 8" tile that will go in the lobby of the high school. They send me the design and I reproduce it on a tile. I've done this every year since 2006. It's always a treat to see what they'll come up with.
This is a small (30" x 36") backsplash that I just finished. You can see a line at the top where it will be trimmed off to fit under the hood, leaving a 1/2" blue border all around. This is one of my catalogue images, but on made much larger than is pictures there.
I just got back from teaching a workshop at a fabulous place, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. It was originally supposed to be a two-person workshop with Kurt Weiser, but he got sick. Luckily, Julia Galloway, a very well respected potter (and professor at my alma mater, the University of Montana) was enrolled in the class as a student. She stepped in as a second teacher and did a fantastic job. I'm in awe of her as a teacher. As part of the class, I painted this 10" x 8" tile portrait of Paul Soldner, the very famous clay artist who was instrumental in starting Anderson Ranch. The students were an amazing group and all in all, it was a fantastic experience. I hope I get to go back some day. And Ruth came and joined me after the workshop for about 5 days of hiking, sight-seeing and relaxing to celebrate our 47th anniversary.
This two-panel kitchen backsplash just went home today. It's based on the woodblock prints of Ando Hiroshige.
This picture was recently sent to me by a client. They got this little mural installed in their kitchen backsplash, after ordering it at the Seattle Home Show. It's one of the images from the Catalogue section of my web site.
Here's a fun one! This is a batch of 50 4 1/4" tiles that are destined for a couple of bathrooms in a house in Colorado, with all kind of cowboy and Western images. She later ordered 20 more for her kitchen.
This just got installed last week. These folks had an ugly concrete slab hearth that was chipped on the edges and stained on the top. So we covered the top and all three edges with tile. It's very subtle and depicts a beach, with ripple marks in sand, and a couple of lines of sea foam, and a crab, a shell , and a starfish.