Ceramics and Clay Art Studio forum: imapigeon's Stoneware and Porcelain

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Imageimapigeon
Aug 5, 2010 7:38 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
I throw on the wheel and also make custom tiles out of high-fired stoneware and porcelain clay.

This photo is my most recent tile installation, which I finished today! It's a raised hearth for the cast-iron chiminea that sits in the little front courtyard of our Mediterranean-style home. All the tiles are handmade---the ones on top are glazed with blue, and the front tiles are a white glaze with cobalt design painted on them. On my front sidewalk, I've combined a lot of similar blue and white tiles that I've made with commercial Saltillo tiles from Mexico.

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ImageRidesredmule
Aug 6, 2010 6:54 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
OH, Girl, that is Beautiful! I love it.
Love the colors.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Aug 6, 2010 9:29 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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Gorgeous work Janet. Love the blues you use. Would love to see the whole area.
Imageimapigeon
Aug 6, 2010 12:08 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
Thanks! After everything's put back in place & cleaned up, I'll post a photo.
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ImageUniQueTreasures
Aug 6, 2010 2:20 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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Can't wait to see it!
Imageimapigeon
Aug 9, 2010 11:53 AM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
Here's a shot of the courtyard, with the chiminea on its newly-tiled hearth. The beach balls are to keep the cats off the furniture!
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ImageRidesredmule
Aug 9, 2010 11:55 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Does it keep them off??? Very pretty!
Imageimapigeon
Aug 9, 2010 12:15 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
It DOES keep them off---and they make handy footrests or backrests, too!
Thanks!
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ImageUniQueTreasures
Aug 9, 2010 3:05 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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What an awesome place to kick up your feet at the end of the day! I like the beach balls too. Wondering how in the world you figured that one out though!

Imageimapigeon
Aug 9, 2010 3:38 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
A happy accident!

Yeah, it's my favorite place to sit in the evening. Out of frame in the right corner is a hummingbird feeder that gets a lot of action just before dinnertime, which makes it even more enjoyable.
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ImageUniQueTreasures
Aug 9, 2010 4:50 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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I love to watch hummingbirds!
Imageimapigeon
Aug 9, 2010 5:16 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
We have Anna's hummers year-round here; they're really entertaining!
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ImageLynxx
Nov 2, 2010 11:35 AM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Your little garden patio looks so inviting. Must be an enchanting place to go and relax. Your tile work is beautiful. Do you use an earthen kiln or the standard electric type?
Imageimapigeon
Nov 2, 2010 1:32 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
Thanks---we call it "The Happy Place"!
I use both electric and gas kilns---I fire hot enough so I don't have to worry about frost damage to my tiles (about 2300 F).

I'm enjoying perusing your husband's work when I get some time---what a talented guy. And the website is really nice. I've done some of that and know how difficult it is, so clearly you're very talented as well!
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