Clay Decor Tiles Featured in Design NJ

Clay Decor's tile mural was featured in Design NJ magazine (April-March edition)!  This over-the-top designer kitchen features the Elegance 2 mural above an 8 burner range.  The tile mural works beautifully with the stunning sculpted stone range hood and custom cabinetry.  Creamy-dreamy whites (Elegance Mural in Gloss White) work in concert to create a light, peaceful space.   Clay Decor's Ornate Frame Liner moldings are the perfect touch of glamour.  The additional moldings tie the mural into the entire backsplash, continuing around the entire kitchen from the frame of the mural.  Photographs of this project from Stone and Tile Emporium (Wyckoff, NJ) were taken by Peter Rymwid.  

Close-up of Elegance 2 Mural with Ornate Frame Liner and Chair Rail moldings all in Gloss White.  Total approximate size:  45x25 inches

Close-up of Elegance 2 Mural with Ornate Frame Liner and Chair Rail moldings all in Gloss White.  Total approximate size:  45x25 inches

Couture Subways

Just as we design/build custom murals, Clay Decor has created our first decorative 6x3 subway tile (and accompanying 3x3).  Similar to our Wide Border tiles, the new Decorative Subways are meant to coordinate with standard 6x3 subway sizing.  These tiles can be mixed with handmade fields (such as in this case), or combined with commercial tiles.   For a perfectly imperfect handmade look, this project featured hand-beveled edges on all 300+ tiles.  

Concordia Subways with 6x3 handmade field tiles, all hand-beveled edges in Gloss White glaze.

Concordia Subways with 6x3 handmade field tiles, all hand-beveled edges in Gloss White glaze.

Closeup of backsplash and matching Concordia 3x3s

Closeup of backsplash and matching Concordia 3x3s

Loose tiles pictured in the studio (left), hand-carved wood molds used to create the Concordia decoratives (right).

Loose tiles pictured in the studio (left), hand-carved wood molds used to create the Concordia decoratives (right).

Glass Inlay: Explore the Possibilities!!

Any design can be hand-carved into clay, then filled with a glass color of your choice.  Here is an example of our Elegance 2 mural, carved into the clay (rather than a raised-relief version), then glazed in Buttercream and filled with clear glass.  The mural was created in a custom size and framed  with Kallisto Narrow molding.  

Picture of the mural installation, commissioned by Tile Sensations, Knoxville, TN.

Picture of the mural installation, commissioned by Tile Sensations, Knoxville, TN.

Carving the design is long and careful process.

Carving the design is long and careful process.

This is Elegance 2 mural in raised-relief (commissioned by Stone  and Tile Emporium, Wyckoff, NJ).  

This is Elegance 2 mural in raised-relief (commissioned by Stone  and Tile Emporium, Wyckoff, NJ).  

New Designs!!

This summer we added 2 new designs, and a new take on an existing tile!

1:  Elegance Mural 2:  In this new version of our popular Elegance mural, the design has been simplified, and dimensions made taller and not quite as wide as the original Elegance (still available).  Pictured here in Gloss White, commissioned by Stone and Tile Emporium, Wyckoff, NJ

2:  Aurelia Horizontal NEW larger size:  17 x 23.  Custom surround tiles help this huge medallion perfectly fit your large space!  Commissioned by Stone and Tile Emporium, Wyckoff, NJ.

3.  Gothic Border with Glass Inlay:  In a new take on an existing design, we pressed this 13x3 tile into a 4x14 tile, then melted white glass inside the frame to form a glamorous new finish.  Commissioned by Tile Gallerie, Dublin, PA

Everson Museum Exhibit!

Anne's work is part of the Salt City Clay exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY.  Salt City Clay features juried selections from the Syracuse Ceramic Guild.  The exhibit runs into January 2015.  Here are the two works that Anne created: "Flame Flower"  37 inches diameter, ceramic and melted glass

"King of the Yard"  Ceramic and melted glass with Gloss White glaze 24 x 21

 

Clay Decor in Pottery Plus, Syracuse, NY

Join us for amazing artwork in ceramics, glass, metal, fiber, and much more during the Delavan Center Holiday Open House and Sale!  A.M. Foulke's work will be included in the Syracuse Ceramic Guild's Pottery Plus show, entrance off of Wyoming Street.  Join us for fabulous art and light refreshments!2014 PP Flyer pic

One-of-a-Kind Tile Couture!

Looking for something no one else has?  Clay Decor now offers one-of-a-kind works of art by Clay Decor artist, A.M. Foulke.  These Crystal Creations are designs hand-sculpted into clay, then filled with melted glass.  We can use our existing designs and a rainbow of glass colors, or create a completely new design to any dimension (individual pieces not to exceed 17 x 21 inches).   Explore the possibilities below! "Flame Flower"  37 inches diameter, to be show at the Everson Museum Robineau Gallery Aug 30-Jan 4

"King of the Yard" for the Everson Museum Robineau Gallery exhibit Aug. 30-Jan 4. Ceramic and melted glass with Gloss White glaze 24 x 21

"King of the Yard" for the Everson Museum Robineau Gallery exhibit Aug. 30-Jan 4.  Ceramic and melted glass with Gloss White glaze 24 x 21

Crystalized Leilani center tile with custom-created side panels.  Gloss White with Clear Glass.

Crystal Series; New Designs!

Here are the latest additions to the Crystal Series; handmade ceramic tiles with carefully applied glass inlay.  Every tile has a unique combination of artisan colored and clear glass, making each tile a single work of sparkling art. Crystal Corners design in Slate Blue glass 6x6

Crystal Corners w-clear glass pictured as a medallion

Crystal Lattice with Green glass mural

Crystal Lattice-Clear glass 6x6

Crystal Lattice-Slate Blue Glass

Crystal Series: First Design Released!

We at Clay Decor are currently obsessed with using glass in our ceramics.  The latest in that quest is our most popular design, Concordia (used with the new acanthus leaf center).  More designs to come, as 3 new 6x6-inch designs will be released by the end of June. Crystal Concordia is a single large ceramic tile (12x16 inches) with fired glass inlaid into the design.  The artist created a reverse-mold, hand-presses the design, glazes the tile, then hand-fills the design with crushed glass in colors custom to each client.  Here are just a few examples:

Crystal Concordia with Slate Blue + Clear glass

Crystal Concordia with Clear Glass

Crystal Concordia with Multi-colored Glass

Crystal Concordia with Black Sparkle Glass (with green shading around design from glass)

The glazes that work with glass are: Gloss White, Buttercream, Moonlight, and Candlelight.  Glass colors are a rainbow of options--samples can be provided!

Sketches for You--Did You Know??

Did you know that we do line renderings of tile layouts regularly?  There is a archive of these drawings on the Design Ideas page, under Layout Sketches.  The sketches can give you new ideas, or help your clients visualize tiles together.  We can also do renderings of new designs as part of a new project proposal! Reflection, Quies Imperial, Gothic Border, custom design tiles, plain tile panels, and Chair Rail Moldings

Reflection, Quies Imperial, Gothic Border, custom design tiles, plain tile panels, and Chair Rail Moldings

Thank you, Skippack tile for this project!

Completed and installed Fireplace in Green Shadow Glaze

Here are just a few of the dozens of sketches available on Design Ideas:

3 Aurelia Companions with Chair Rail Frames

Acanthus Flower Medallion, 4-part Surround, Chair Rail, and Wrapped Field Tiles

Anaglypto Fireplace with 4x8 Subway Fields Hearth

Backsplash Featuring Aquarius 7x7 Compiled Medallion with Chair Rail Frame, with Rhomboid Fields

Aquarius 7x7 Medallion with Chair Rail Frame

Aurelia Centerpiece with 2 Aurelia Companions and Chair Rail Frames

Medallion with Aurelia Centerpiece and 2 Aurelia Companions, with custom fields and Chair Rail Frame

Backsplash Featuring Aurelia Centerpiece Medallion, Liners, and 4x8 fields in Green and White

Concordia Sero-Elaborate Tile Design Sketch with Narrow Rope and Chair Rail Molding

Mural with Concordia and Concordia Seros, 6-part Surround Lucescere, Chair Rail, and 6x6 Fields

Corono 3x3 Fireplace with Handmade 4x4 Fields

Dragonfly Garden mural horizontal

Dragonfly Mural Tall Panels

Elaborate Bloom Mural with Sculpted Leaf and Chair Rail

Elegance Mural with Sculpted Leaf and Chair Rail

Fireplace with Imaginatio, Delicatus, Quies, Custom Fields and Chair Rail

Foliage Medallion-Surr-chair rail

Medallion with Fruit Tableau, Gothic Border and Chair Rail

Fireplace with Quies', Imaginatios, Delicatus and Chair Rail

Tall Panel with Imaginatios Mirrored with Chair Rail

Leilani 14-surr-chair rail

Quies Imperial cut into an Oval with Blank Surround and Chair Rail

Medallion Featuring Shell Medallion, 4-part Surround, Pencil Molding, Custom Fields, Chair Rail and Wrapped Fields

3 Vinaceus Panels with Chair Rail Frames

 

 

NEW Concordia!!

Leaf Concordia w-Concordia Sero panels and Kallisto frame We've added a new spin on Concordia, Clay Decor's most popular tile!  This new design is a custom-commission, (originally made to a specific client's request) and now part of the collection for everyone!  Also, introducing a new Concordia Sero in 17x4 inches sizing!  See below for the total mural...

Leaf Concordia 21x17 inches

Here is Leaf Concordia pictured with Concordia Sero tall and narrow, with Kallisto molding frame.  The tiles pictured here are loose/uninstalled in the studio, and are in Buttercream glaze.  Total size, approximately 35x24 inches.

Leaf Concordia with Concordia Sero and Kallisto Molding Frame

Special thanks to Stone and Tile Emporium for this new project!

New VIDEOs From Anne

Anne Foulke, the artist behind Clay Decor, LLC, has just uploaded new videos!  Watch a clay tile being created, get a glimpse into the studio, or check out how glass tiles are made!

Clay Decor Videos:

STUDIO OPEN HOUSE!

Come see the studio and watch demonstrations on how handmade tile is made!  Cookies, tea, cocoa, and coffee, too. :)  Kid-friendly and a good time for all--come and visit, we would love to see you!  11-5 Saturday and Sunday, October 5, 6 and 12, 13 Greater Ithaca Art Trail

Handmade Tile + Mosaics = The New Classic

Meet the latest in modern classic combinations: commercial mosaic tiles and handmade tile medallions with frames.

Mosaics are a popular trend in backsplashes for their beauty and ease of installation.  The latest in kitchen design combines many materials, where stone, glass and ceramics live in harmony.  With all the choices in mosaics and customization in handmade artwork, homeowners are able to create completely unique personalized spaces.  Handmade tiles are the ultimate in couture: Clay Decor offers custom designs, custom sizing, custom glazes, and custom shapes.  Throw in a dash of mosaics, and watch your kitchen sparkle!!

Mosaics can provide the perfect backdrop to handmade tiles of all sizes:

Stone and Glass mosaic tiles in the 'field', in addition 2x2 handmade tiles tie it all together as they are peppered throughout the backsplash.

Aurelia with Kallisto frame (Old Gold), Satin White custom-sized surround and glass mosaic background tiles

 

Mosaics can also be used as a matting in between handmade tile and handmade tile moldings:

Aquarius 7x7 with Glass Mosaic in-set and custom narrow molding frame.  Commercial stone field tiles.

 

Sidereus 3x3s together with Sidereus 1x1 dots, and handmade Pencil molding frame, filled in with stone mosaic tiles.

 

Unusual mosaic tiles set in a herring bone pattern work well with a custom-cut handmade medallion.  The tile was originally a rectangle, but cut to an oval, and paired with handmade molding frames.

Concordia in Metallic Black glaze, stone mosaic tile, and Rope Molding frame.

Custom Coat of Arms

Here is the latest custom commission; a family coat of arms made into a mural, and custom sized to the client's space!  This mural has three parts, and it roughly 23 x 17 inches.  Chair Rail molding frames the work as a finishing touch, making the total size 28 x 22. Hand-Carved Tile Mold, Made From Poplar Wood

Complete Mural in Raw Clay (unfired)

 

POTTERY FAIR 2013!

Gallery PF 2013 Thank you to all who attended for making this year's Pottery Fair a great success!

Paint Your Own Raku Pot PF 2013

Raku Kiln

Raffle Tent where tons of artwork prizes were awarded!

Live Pottery Demonstration

Outdoor Ceramic Art Installations for Sale