Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Copper, Silver, and Gold

Just finished putting the hanging mechanism on the back of this tile which I fired the other day. I added some copper, silver and gold accents over the textured surfaces of the sun, mountains, fields, and tree. The tile is made from cassius basaltic clay and is approximately 10 x 10 inches. It will hang flush on the wall or can be placed on an easel to be displayed on a counter, table top, or in a bookcase.

Here's another cassius basaltic tile about 5 inches square with porcelain sprigs. The next few days I'm getting ready for the Greek festival this coming weekend. I've been putting hangers on tiles, made up a few refrigerator magnets, and I strung some ornaments and pendants. Tomorrow I'm building another pegboard hanging system, then everything will be packed up and loaded into my car.

This time of year the gopher tortoise sometimes come out of their underground dens just to sit in the sun and warm themselves up. I'd like to join that tortoise, but this week I don't have the time. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Hello Linda:
    These 'tiles' are so very attractive and interesting as well, as is all of your work which we so enjoy looking at for its variety and originality. We do hope that you will do well with sales.

  2. Hope it goes well. Maybe a photo of your setup would be nice to share. I'm always looking for ideas to make the work display well. Those tortoises are very chunky looking fellows :^)

  3. Hi Jane and Lance, thanks so much, normally I don't like glitzy but this first tile seemed to call for it.

    Hi Anna, thanks, I'll try to remember to bring my camera and take a photo, basically I have a 10 x 10 tent and a shelf system on one side, small table in the rear and plan on having two pegboard hanging things on the other side. This tortoise has really grown from last year, there is one other one that is even larger. This one is about 9 or 10 inches and the other is about 12 inches. I'd like to get a close up but as soon as I round the corner this one runs for its den and slides in. I took this photo through the bedroom window.

  4. I wanna see a picture too!!! Good luck at the sale...

  5. Good luck at the sale and yes, I always like to see booth set-ups.

    That tortoise looks like a moving rock. :)

  6. I can't help it...the middle shot reminds me of throwing pasta against the wall to see if it will stick ;o.

  7. Love these tiles! So original and unique. Good luck at the festival!

  8. Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, I hope I remember my camera and I hope it doesn't rain.

    Hi Smartcat, thanks, he's been coming our every afternoon to sun himself or herself, no way to tell unless they are turned over and see if they have a concave depression in their shell. I wouldn't want to traumatize the tortoise.

    Hi Mary, thanks, yeah and the small round circles are donuts that stuck to the wall. Ha.

    Hi Marguerite, thanks, I hope the buyers like them too. Ha.


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