"Tiny Tiles" ceramic earrings, 1 1/4"h x 1/2"w X 1/16"d
NEW WORK: TINY TILES JEWELRY
An artist friend encouraged me to use my ceramic tile making techniques to explore the world of jewelry. These "tiny TILES" earrings and pendants are the result: handprinted with linoleum blocks and black underglaze with my unique geometric designs.
This site is a collection of relief prints and handmade ceramic art tiles made by Paula Gill of Bremerton, Washington.
I've long been fascinated and charmed by the aesthetic printmaking. My first print was a 4 color linoleum block print I created when I was 18. Since then I have explored various methods of printmaking, from stone lithography and copper plate etching, to wood and linoleum block printmaking. Relief printing is my current favorite method of printmaking, examples of which you'll see on this site.
My tile work evolved out of my love of clay and printmaking and I've used techniques learned from both disciplines to create a unique body of artisan tiles. Each tile is hand formed, carved by hand; each is a one of a kind original, no molds are used. The tiles on this site celebrate trips to the coast, mountain rivers, and my love of botanicals- all of which are framed in black wood frames or set into mortar as mosaics, ready to hang.
On my RedStepStudio Etsy shop you'll find handcarved tiles with garden, forest, and "road trip" themes. With a wire embedded in the back of each tile, these handmade ceramic art tiles can be hung alone or in groups on an interior wall, or add a bright note of color to your patio wall. They can also be used as coasters or trivets. Combined with solid color background field tiles, these handmade ceramic art tiles can be permanent installations in a kitchen backsplash, tub surround or fireplace.
Thanks for visiting. Enjoy browsing the site! Paula Gill
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