I started making hand made tiles, after so many requests from our customers. I started working with spacers and a rolling pin so they would be the right thickness.
I rolled hundreds of tiles.
Here is one of the drawings I did that prompted people to start asking for tiles.
I would cut these apart, hand color and frame them individually.
And here of some of the tiles I have done from the drawing inspirations.
I designed this throw for the Arts Council that they sold as a fund raiser, I used those drawings to start doing tiles of buildings in our town.
You can see how one thing just leads to another!
I do a lot of commissioned tiles of peoples homes and each year I do tiles of all the homes on the home tour.
I LOVE working with clay! There is so much you can do with it, sculpture, tiles, dinnerware, vases, on and on.
Now all I need it more time.
It all started with a few comments from friends and customers. Thank you for your ideas and encouragement.
- Jan Francoeur