Monday, February 22, 2010

Tile Work on Hold

I hate to announce this, but I have decided to put my tilework aside for a period of time.  I have a new job, and though I will keep the blog open for a while so anyone can view my past posts, I will not be adding any new work or soliciting any sales for at least a year.  In spring 2011, if anyone has a job they wish me to do that will involve a number of tiles, I will exercise that option.  But I won't be able to do something small.  It would have to be an entire backsplash or countertop or surround.  Thank you so much for your interest in my work.  Please take a look at my other blog, A Colorful World, to see my past posts there, if you get a chance.  I have taken a respite from blogging for a while also, but hope you will not forget me for the future.  God bless!


The Tub Surround!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Butterflies in a Shower Wall

Here is a job recently completed of a customer who purchased the butterfly tiles for her shower wall. I think it turned out GREAT!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Bevy of Birds!

Here are some of the many bird views I can create for you in 4" and 6" tiles for your bathroom or kitchen tile walls, or for framing or display stand.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I thought it would be fun to document the process of creating a tile picture so I took photos of the work I did on the sunflower tiles. The first step is to start with a clean bisque tile. Draw your design onto the tile lightly with a pencil. The lead will disappear during firing. In this case I am working from a photograph.

I mix my glazes like paint to achieve the colors I desire. Since glaze does not look like the final fired colors they will become, you have to be aware of the fired color they will achieve, and that comes with practice.

Three coats are needed to achieve a deep rich color. Each coat must dry before the next is added. I decided to take some artistic license and make the vase blue, as well as changing the flowers and vegetables a bit.

When you are satisfied with the final design, and it is completely dry, it is time to do three coats of overglaze. The overglaze will look opaque, and completely cover the design under it. Once all three coats are dry, the tiles can be fired.

See this tile picture in the next post for the final fired results!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Floral Tiles

This 2-tile (6" tiles) picture is available loose or mounted, ready to frame.

A four-tile (all 6" tiles) picture also ready for mounting and framing, or embedding in a counter-top or wall.

This is a 6" old fashioned rose inspired by Mary Lena's Rose...see my blog "A Colorful World" and check the archives. This was one of the tiles I recently sold, but it can be recreated (in any color).

Friday, June 12, 2009


A six inch tile of a Yellow Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on a Blue Lupine.

A six inch tile of a Monarch Butterfly.

See price list for six inch tile prices.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Onion and Bell Pepper

This 6" tile is on sale for $12. This fall special applies to this tile only.


Single six-inch tile in Arts & Crafts style.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

About The Tile Lady

I began my artistic endeavors in the 60's, working in oils, and I still love that medium. However, a love for beautiful ceramics pieces, including Aesthetic, Delft and Arts and Crafts style tiles prompted me to seek instruction in 2003 in various glazing techniques from a prominent ceramic artist in Texas . Since that time my passion for creating beautiful hand-painted glazes on tile has developed into a business. The following examples of my work are available for purchase either as a group of loose tiles suitable for installation as bathroom or kitchen backsplashes, countertops and borders or as a focal point behind a stove. Or these tile pictures will be purchased mounted on board, grouted, and can be professionally framed, for hanging on any wall in your home. [a few I have in stock are already framed] The tilework is not suitable for outdoor installation or use, but will withstand normal cleaning with soap or mild detergent, and the humidity generated in a bathroom environment or behind a stove. They are completely glazed stoneware. All glaze colors and artistic renditions of subjects will be slightly different as each tile is hand-done by me before firing, but I make every effort to recreate what is shown in the photograph as closely as humanly possible. If you wish for any color changes from what is shown, reasonable requests will be honored, but the shipping time will be increased by three weeks (or four weeks for large orders) to allow for the personal attention your tiles will need. Tiles are pre-manufactured and will easily "match" mass-produced tiles. They are either approximately 4" or approximately 6", and will be specified in the description. All work is completely guaranteed to your satisfaction.