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!
"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
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:
The glazes that work with glass are: Gloss White, Buttercream, Moonlight, and Candlelight. Glass colors are a rainbow of options--samples can be provided!
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:
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!
Happened: November 15-18, 2012: Delavan Center, 501 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY Here are some snap shots of the Pottery Plus event in the Syracuse Ceramics Guild studio this past weekend. If you missed us, be sure to come to Th3 December 20, same location!
Visitors got to feast on a fabulous selection of handmade sculpture in ceramics, glass and metal. Thank you to all who came and made this event a huge success!
Just in case you're wondering, there was a whole additional area (including Clay Decor work) which was not completed at the time I took these photos...and before my camera battery ran out of juice. :)
Join the Syracuse Ceramics Guild in our gallery at the Delavan Center in Syracuse for Third Thursday, a community event with dozens of open galleries; 5-8 PM! The SCG entrance is on Wyoming street. Anne will be exhibiting both pottery and glass, as well as works from Denise Dowdall and Pam Steele. We'll also have fab finger food and good company!
For more information on the Syracuse Ceramics Guild: http://ceramicguild.com/
For more information on Th3 in Syracuse: http://www.th3syracuse.com/
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. http://artspartner.org/news/story/spring-writes-literary-festival-this-weekend.html 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!
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... :)