Ghosts in the trees…

We're told they would be found in the small thicket of Russian olive trees that lay beyond the edge of the campground. A promise that the trees would be thick with them. The wild patch of ground is thick with waist tall brambles and thistle. We gingerly pick our way through. There is no way to quietly trudge through the bracken, no way to sneak up on them without notice. The trees seem empty,...
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Flower manglers unite.

Welcome awkward rose bunchers, carnations clump mutilators and mum bouquet manglers! The hours of staring glassy eyed at YouTube videos, desperate to learn the black magic that IS flower arranging are countless. The money spent on community education classes only to have arrangements still sitting haphazardly in the vase, is worthless. You are not alone. I have a confession to make. I once was...
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When the kiln gods disapprove

Potters hold fast to superstitions and folklore. Take, for example, the temperamental kiln god. Some devise tiny ceramic icons in their likeness to gain their favor, others beseech the tiny terrors for just one more successful glaze fire. Perhaps it is the unpredictability of the work...even with the most careful planning, things just sometimes go terribly awry. Glazes run off the pot and stick...
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Measuring your space for tile, made easy.

There comes a time in every kitchen, bath or fireplace remodel where you have to ask yourself, "Just how much tile do I need anyway?" Followed quickly with, "Ugh, math." Measuring your space may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. I am happy to figure the square footage for your next Fire Creek order. However, it is always a good idea to determine the square footage for yourself. So I am...
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Following the call

I believe that any artist you ask will tell you that creativity never ceases. Often, creativity is relentless and chases away the hopes of peaceful sleep. An obsessive call to express what lies at the very core. A newly learned technique sprouts tendrils of endless ideas that nag until they come to life. A well crafted piece sparks further exploration of design. Creativity is a pull; a driving...
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Upside Down Nuthatch

6 Inch Nuthatch Tile-Hand Painted Introducing the "Upside Down" Red Breasted Nuthatch Sculptural Art Tile by Fire Creek Clay. Have you ever had the pleasure of seeing one of these little puffs of energy? These tiny little birds love to skitter up and down the trunks of pine trees. They search for tasty insect morsels that are hiding beneath the bark. Nuthatches can be hard to find due to their...
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custom tile

How to get the custom tile of your dreams.

Here at Fire Creek...I get wanting to live in a home that reflects your individual, unique personality. We all have things that we are drawn to, make us feel unique and special, comfortable and safe. We all want a home that reflects who we truly are. Did you know that most of the work that I do is custom work? Any of my designs can be glazed to compliment interior decor, but Fire Creek can do...
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rabbit

New Jack Rabbit Designs

The inspiration behind the new rabbit tiles. As we all have lately, the arrival of that dreaded virus has resulted in giving us all a lot of spare time on our hands. There are many of us that are desperately searching for ways to creatively fill the long hours that fall between the cup of coffee and the evening cocktail. If you were to peruse the pages of my sketch pad, you would find about a...
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remodeling quick tips

Quick Remodeling Tips for the DIY’ers.

Bits of advice to get your diy remodeling project off to a great start. This little virus is reeking havoc across the globe. There is no toilet paper, shelves are bare and events are cancelled. If you're like me, you've got some spare time on your hands.  With no place to go and staring at the same four walls, my hubby and I went stir crazy.  That is how we found ourselves in the...
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Spring flowers are blooming

March has finally arrived, the sun is shining a bit more and the studio is finally warming up some. The birds have returned to the yard. Spring flowers will soon begin to peek their heads up from their winter slumber. Well, spring flowers are already blooming here at the Fire Creek studio! Introducing... Magnolia Border Tile in Hand Painted Introducing the Magnolia Flower bouquet; a design sure...
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