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!

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:

Fractured Glaze Comes to Life

Tiles pictured above are loosely laid out in the studio before shipping/installation.

Move over 2x2 accents!  For the first time, thanks to HomeTech Renovations (Fort Washington, PA), we can feature this unique finish as part of a large scale mural!

This mural was created using the Teres 5x5 tile design.  Teres, meaning 'elegant' or 'rounded' in Latin, has a raised border along the edge, making it perfect for the Fractured Glaze finish.  Subtle almond accents highlight the design where the interaction of Buttercream glaze and Ice Fractured glaze come together.  'Ice' Fractured finish makes the design sparkle as light reflects on the surface of each tile.

The finished kitchen will feature this mural amid handmade 4x8 subway tiles in Buttercream.  Hopefully we can bring you the finished kitchen installation soon!


Ithaca Artists Market

Come see our artwork at the Ithaca Artists Market:  Friday, July 27 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM in Ithaca, NY at the Farmer's Market.  Clay Decor will be in Booth 35. This is a juried show of 70 fine artists, and also includes food, wine (we're in the Finger Lakes wine country), music and boat tours.  Come and have access to handmade art locally created and one of a kind!


New Glass Tiles

Our new glass tiles were just unveiled at Coverings 2012, and are now part of Clay Decor's offerings.  We're not abandoning our clay (ever!), but this is a fun new direction of artwork and a chance to experiment with color and light in our relief designs.  So far, we have a limited number of our designs, from 1x1 to 21 x 15 Concordia.  Designs are incised into the glass as reverse-relief, or can appear almost three dimensional as you see the design in the back through a smooth top layer of glass.  Here's a picture of Concordia glass tile framed by glass Ornate Frame Moldings and surrounded by commercial mosaics (from the Coverings display).  Little bit of a bear to photograph glass... :)