Texas Backsplash and Assorted Tiles

Tiles ready for installation in a breakfast room

Tiles ready for installation in a breakfast room

Sketch for tiles

Sketch for tiles

Just snapped a couple of quick photos of a project we just finished up and are carefully packaging to ship to Texas.  The colorful tile panel will be installed as a backsplash feature in a breakfast room.  Below are the coordinating wall tiles that will be scattered randomly in the adjacent laundry room.  This truly was a fun project for us.

Handmade wall tile waiting to be wrapped for shipping

Handmade wall tile waiting to be wrapped for shipping

Laughs for Love Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley

We had a lot of fun making these ornaments for the Laughs for Love fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley which takes place Saturday, March 4th here in Jasper, Indiana.  Many thanks to the big help from a few girl scouts from Ireland, Indiana Troop 329 and a few cub scouts from Ireland, Indiana Pack 130 who helped turn out these fun ornaments for tomorrow's event!  Find more info on the event here or on facebook here.

St. Francis

We were contacted last fall about doing a custom mosaic wall art piece featuring St. Francis.  We think he looks great in his new home!  

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The process started with a few emails discussing design elements and then we presented our client with a sketch to approve.


Then we brought the sketch to life in raw clay.


Then the pieces went into the kiln for the first firing.


Below the pieces were reassembled and ready to receive coats of underglaze.


Here is the reassembled piece again after its second firing.


And, below, shown prior to grouting, but after raku firing and mosaic embellishments.


And, here is the artwork in place.  What a beautiful home!  We really enjoyed working on this project and with such a great client!  See more of our mosaic wall art here.

Show Prep

Wrapped up on some glazing yesterday of some little magnets and tile art.  After they come out of the kiln this morning, we'll put on the finishing touches and they will come with us to the Wild Women Wearable Art show this weekend.  It's a two city venue starting in Louisville, KY, Friday and Saturday, February 5 - 6 and then onto Indianapolis, Sunday, February 7.

Red Bird

This is just one of those stories we love.  We received an order for this little red bird on two blossoms a while back.  Our customer shared her photo with us that her home has a backyard that attracts beautiful red cardinals to her feeder daily which is what inspired her to add our artwork to her home.