Fall Colors 2:A set of Decorative Raku Pottery Tile Piece by Steven Forbes-deSoule

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Lot No. :SF-211008
Artist:Steven Forbes-deSoule *
Overview:Contemporary art. Raku Pottery, size 53”L x 24”W. This tile piece was created using both 12”x12” and 9” square tiles. It was inspired by the beautiful leaf colors I see in the Fall near my home/studio in Western North Carolina. All of the tiles were raku fired. They are wired on the back for easy hanging. A template accompanies the piece for easy hanging. All of his raku pottery tiles are cut separately at 9" per square from 3/8" thick slabs of clay. Once the pieces are dried, they are bisque fired standing upright in the kiln. He then lay them out in the desired size and shape. It is from there that he draw different patterns on them with a pencil. Using these pattern as a guide, various homemade underglazes and glazes are sprayed, poured or painted in different areas to get different textures and characteristics.Once the glazes have been applied to the raku tiles, they are then fired 3 at a time in the raku kiln. To hang the ceramic tiles, 4 loop tabs are chemically bonded to the back of each tile. After the bond cures, a wire is threaded through the tabs and secured, so the top of the wire on all of the tiles is 1 1/8" from the top edge when stretched tight. Then he hang the piece using 10 pound picture hooks. When in he get the spacing correct, he take the art tiles down and make a template for clients to use when hanging in their space.
Status:For Sale (Item is customizable)
* Steven Forbes-deSoule has been a professional ceramic artist for 35 years. For most of that time, he has focused on raku firing exclusively. He draws inspiration from the textures and colors of the mountain vistas near his home in Western North Carolina, and images of galaxies and the earth taken from outer space by satellites and the Hubble telescope. His work is featured in museum, corporate and private collections nationwide. Recently, he was selected to be part of “100 Southern Artists,” published by Schiffer Publishing Co.


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