Thursday, June 17, 2010

I have been working the past few weeks on several projects before I leave for the UK for an artist residency.

One of the main ones has been sample tiles for a commission for a new hospital wing in Charlottesville, Virginia. Each bathroom in each patient room will be getting its own artist made tile, set directly into the wall.  The project is being overseen by gifted curator and art consultant, Lillian Fitzgerald who works a great deal with arts in healthcare settings.  I have been commissioned to do twenty tiles and have been working on carving some samples, which I am very excited about!
It has been an enormous challenge as the tiles must be 12 inches x 12 inches, square and 1/4 inch thick, which is VERY thin for a tile that big. I've been drying them for two weeks and just put them in the kiln today for a long, low heat firing. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


  1. They're just lovely! I googled to find you (I'm a Flickr contact) and am so glad to know that you blog. I'll be back.

  2. Great tiles, Novie! What a wonderful idea to add a little charm to a patients hospital stay.

  3. these are beautifulx Good luck in the kiln. where are you doing your residency over here in UK? L live in London.Lyndax

  4. oh just realised l am over a year late!hax sorry!!!!