Big Horn Sheep 6 Inch Tile

Hand painted Dusk was falling and the brisk September chill crystallized the air. I rounded the corner of the narrow, dirt road that led to the rented cottage on the lake. They startled at the sound of the car engine and scattered up the hillside. Perfectly camouflaged, their dusty brown coats keeping their secret, until they moved. They warily watched as the car slowly drifted to a stop to...
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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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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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How to purchase tile online with confidence.

It is here! That time of year has arrived once again...the holidays are over, the decorations have come down and now you are feeling the itch to spruce up that home of yours. It's remodeling season...the most wonderful time of the year! You know that you need a new backsplash, or maybe you want to up the tile game in the guest bathroom. You've been scouring the internet for ideas, suggestions;...
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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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Dragonfly Art Tile

Using Wedi Systems 16 x 30 inch Cathedral Niche I get lucky every once in awhile and get the chance to collaborate with some pretty awesome people that I meet while working with Fire Creek. Collaborating and networking with those in my industry help me find the best new tips, tricks and products to share with you. It also gives me the chance to step out of my comfort zone a bit and try something...
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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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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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Ceramic tile countertops add beauty and personality to a home.

Ceramic tile countertops add beauty and personality to a home. ~ And they are easier to care for than you think! I WANT ceramic tile kitchen countertops. CRAZY, right??? I know! Perhaps, it is merely because I am a tile artist and have this funny obsession with tile, maybe it is because I was merely trying to save money by using my trade. There is some truth to those last two statements, but...
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