This modern tile design features yew leaves and berries. The back of the tile is double notched so the tile can hang horizontally or vertically.
This design was initially drawn on paper and then hand-carved into plaster before making a series of rubber and plaster production molds. Each tile is RAM-pressed and finished by hand. After a bisque firing to 1900 degrees, each section of the tile is carefully glazed using a bulb syringe before the final glaze firing to 2150 degrees.
All tiles can be hung as art tiles, used as trivets, or installed as part of a backsplash or fireplace surround.
Size: 7-1/4″ wide x 3-1/4″ tall
The clay and glazes are lead-free and food safe.
Made by One Acre Ceramics in Milan, Michigan. Thomas Gelsanliter began working with clay in the 1990s in Alexandria, VA and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He worked as a moldmaker as well as a production manager at Motawi Tileworks in Ann Arbor, MI for nearly 9 years. Thomas’ designs are influenced by historical furniture, industrial plate ware, architecture, and classic Arts & Crafts and folk art iconography.Sarah Gelsanliter has been working with clay since 1992. She worked as a production potter at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan for 10 years. She has taught ceramics classes and workshops at Yourist Studio, Pewabic Pottery, and the Ann Arbor Art Center. Sarah spent a year living in Japan, visiting studio potters throughout the country, and traveling to Korea, China, and Thailand. Her work is influenced by Asian art, Japanese brushwork and Arts & Crafts design.