Friday, December 16, 2011

finished

I thought you guys would like to see the backsplash tile project, which came out of the kiln this morning:


I bisqued it over a week ago, and before I bisqued it, it sat on my shelf for quite a while.  It's a big project, and sometimes when I'm not sure how things are going to turn out, I start dragging my feet on the completion end.  Before a project is done, it only exists in my mind, and it's always perfect.  Finishing it could mean the end of my fantasies of perfection.  Finally, the client kind of begged me to finish it before the holidays and not drag it out into the new year, so I finished it.  Here is some of it in the kiln yesterday:



 I'm happy.

16 comments:

  1. beautiful detail and colours and great texture too! No warping. Were they fired to stoneware temp?
    I bet your client is very pleased.

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  2. Thanks!
    Yes, they were fired to cone 5. The amazing this is that a couple of tiles were slightly warped, and seemed to "unwarp" during the glaze fire.

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  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I hope you get a picture of them installed!

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  4. you should be very pleased!

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  5. Love it! The composition of the flowers and the colors are really stunning.

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  6. soooo amazing! i really do hope you get an installed pic.

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  7. It's beautiful! I am sure your client will be more than happy with her artwork!

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  8. Beautiful, thank goodness for the unwarping too. Cheers.

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  9. It has beautiful depth and color.

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  10. Whit, it's absolutely gorgeous!! I love it.

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  11. What beautiful, vivid poppies!

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  12. So beautiful, makes me want to remodel my kitchen around a piece like this!

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  13. Looks great Whit. I love the petals, color and texture. I know what you mean about dragging feet and worrying about how something will come out. I finally got around to making a plate w. a dinosaur on it for the son of a friend. He's been waiting since May! I am worried about a 6yr old saying, "But dad, that doesn't really look like a Diplodocus."

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  14. wow they look amazing I love the colour and detail, fabulous!

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