Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tile Art

I have this weird little wall in my living room, where a chimney used to be....Our house was built in 1892, and whatever woodstove or fireplace once existed in the long, narrow room is long since gone. But the wall covering the chimney remains. Actually, come to think of it, the chimney is probably still there too, under the wall somewhere.....But I digress...

What to do with such a weird, tiny wall? Since it's too small and narrow for anything but the tiniest painting or photograph, and too big and obvious to leave blank, I decided to adorn it with some of my friend Carol Harnish's wonderful tile art.

Carol not only creates these beautiful pieces, but also designs and makes the stamps she uses to impress the clay. I love the earthy, organic colors and the variety of textures in the glazes she's used...

Why am I telling you this? Because Carol has opened an Etsy shop! And although she's been creating these gorgeous pieces for shows and commissions for some time now, Etsy is a new venture, so she's priced these accordingly (seriously, you'll feel like you're stealing them!)

I love this dragonfly....

And this set of four leafy tiles....

There are some great little goddess pendants too. :) So do run over and take a look....

And thanks, as always, for buying handmade!

~ Carolee

9 comments:

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

What a clever idea! Checked out her shop, beautiful work!

Zan Asha said...

Hi Carolee...very sweet of you to profile your friend's work--and she is definitely talented! Love her shop and will think of her for any future projects :)

Doreen said...

What a great idea..i love it. I'm going to hop on over and check out her shop.

:)Your ceramic blessings pie plate is SO beautiful:)

Have a wonderful day.

Doreen

cyn richardson said...

You've been awarded the Butterfly Blog Award! You can come to my blog to pick up your Butterfly!

http://twobluecrows.blogspot.com/2009/01/butterfly-award.html

Kathleen Coy said...

Thanks for the link, wow! I am in love with her sun tile! Thanks for showing us part of your home. I love old houses! The house we moved from last year was built in 1920 and still had the original clawfoot tub. I miss that tub!!!

Designs By CK said...

LOVELY tiles & creative space for hanging them too! '-)

Have a great rest of the week!

Chris :-)

acornmoon said...

They look great, another shop to visit, thanks for the link

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I can attest to their beauty. I have several of Carol's tiles too!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

I love her tiles Carolee, they have a very arts and crafts flavor. Thank you for sharing!!
Laurie