Adobe Door with Gas Light
8.5 x 6 x 1 inch
The gas light in this door looks so realistic I can't wait to try creating more pieces with flames. I'd like to make a fireplace with flames and see if I can make the flames appear just as realistic. I like the blended colors for the adobe. These doors might look good framed in frames but maybe not. I originally intended them to hang on the wall as they are which might be better.
Rusted Door in Brick Wall
9.75 x 7.25 x 1 inch
The bricks are almost too bright for this rusted door. I did tone them down with underglaze before firing, but the red was much more dominant during firing and overpowered the lighter colors. Not sure if I'll add some acrylic over the top of them. That's a risky business because once the paint hits the fired clay I'm not sure I can remove or adjust it. I'll have to make more test tiles to perfect those techniques. When I showed this piece to Gary he remembers where the door is in the desert. One of these days we hope to do some more traveling to any ghost town left here in the United States.
Door Sixty One
9.75 x 7.25 x 1.25 inches
I have a real respect for finish carpenters after making this door. This piece has close to sixty one pieces in it and I even mitered the door sections just like a carpenter would. I've been meaning to get one of those wire bevel tools, I think I may order one. I used a needle too to cut my bevels and the bevels would be much neater and easier to cut with that wire bevel tool.
I feel like I'm opening doors with my new work. Might as well open them up and see where they lead. A conversation, more shrines, and wall tiles coming up next. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.