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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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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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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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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Exclusive Landscape Ornament

Of the esteemed Graycliff The new exclusive landscape ceramic ornament for Graycliff and Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts. Handcrafted tile artists and the style and philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright have always gone hand in hand it seems. Where you find one, you'll often find the other. "Frank Lloyd Wright believed beauty, the arts,and communion with nature were vital to the well-being of people....
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Walk in Nature Art Tile Series

Introducing the Walk in Nature Series... There is something special about walking into the backcountry and seeing things that you just can't see from a car, an airplane or sometimes even by bike. There are landscapes out there that few have witnessed. In a world that encourages us to stay busy, and work and play includes sitting behind a screen, we find ourselves out of sorts and longing for...
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Wilderness Compass

Why you need the Wilderness Compass Tile

"Now Voyager, sail thou forth to seek and find." Walt Whitman Shown in Grey Come on now...Compasses are cool. There is just something about them, something that draws you to them, sparks imagination and the adventurous spirit. The compass is important to so many; really who wouldn't want this gorgeous piece in a prominent spot in their home? The Wilderness Compass is a hand carved 8 Inch Ceramic...
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All you need to know about Fire Creek Clay for 2021

Boy, 2020 was a doozy, wasn't it? I think that we are all ready for a new beginning and life returning to some sort of normalcy. 2020 wasn't all bad though. Like many of you, I found new activities to love, how important quality time with loved ones really is, and that a slower pace of life isn't so bad. With a little more free time on my hands, I had plenty of time to reflect Fire Creek had...
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Alice Lake Mountain Scene

Alice Lake Mountain Scene Triptych

Alice Lake  24 inch x 8 inch Triptych Tile Alice Lake, the gem of the Sawtooth Mountain Range in Idaho.   The Sawtooths are my favorite to hike.  The rugged peaks, the crystal clear alpine lakes are world renowned for their majestic beauty.  The trails here are rugged with plenty of elevation gain to challenge even the most experienced hiker.  I have so much love for this wild country of...
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tooth of time

The Infatuation with a Mountain.

The Tooth of Time. "Into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul". ~John Muir   Hey There! If you have been following me on any of the social media avenues, (and if you're not, you ought to get your fanny over there and follow for a behind the scenes look at Fire Creek Clay!), you would know that I am a backpacking wander woman. I am at my happiest when I am in the backcountry away...
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