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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 10-22-2008 01:34 AM 1250 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks

I ran a test run of tiles. All finished the same way with the exception of background color.
All are fired stoneware clay handpressed into a plaster mold made from one of my wood carvings.

10 backgrounds with a wash of bronze finish … see my 100 pounds of clay blog to see the brand.

These are unique in that the bronze finish is patinated using “liver of sulphur” to a dark brown.. Topcoat is a matt laqcuer to lock in the patina.

My question is which are the most appealing to the eye. I plan on selling them framed.

Give me a vote of for the top of the heap … top 3 or 4 or whatever and and one for the least appealing or need more work etc. Note there is a variation in the relief carving in the tiles. I’ve been carving the mold a little, adding a little new detail etc. Mold is getting worn having pressed well over 90 tiles in it. Adding more detail extends the life of the mold and adds a little variation.


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#1 posted 10-22-2008 01:37 AM

I like #6.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 10-22-2008 01:40 AM


-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 10-22-2008 01:42 AM

1st pick: #6 backup fav: #8

-- Scott, Colorado

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#4 posted 10-22-2008 02:48 AM

10 and then 8

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 10-22-2008 02:51 AM

#2, 4, 7, 10 in that order. Those are the ones that I think fit into the arts and crafts colors….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 10-22-2008 02:58 AM

First #9 second #10 (with the right angle spotlight illumination, the 3D impact is vividly potrayed).

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 10-22-2008 03:14 AM

#8 Hands down.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#8 posted 10-22-2008 03:37 AM

2, 5, 6

-- Scott - Chico California

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#9 posted 10-22-2008 04:19 AM

Most favorite to least favorite; 8,7,9,10,5,2,1,4,6,3

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 10-22-2008 04:20 AM

8 comes in first with 4 & 6 tying for second

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#11 posted 10-22-2008 05:06 AM


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#12 posted 10-22-2008 06:53 AM

It depends on the look you want to acheive. For a wood look I pick #8, for a patina metal look, #10. So which one is the prize? Should I send you my mailing address for delivery??? They’re really nice.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 10-22-2008 12:20 PM

  1. 8 But it’s nice to have options for the customer. You never know what they want.


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#14 posted 10-22-2008 01:52 PM

For me it is a toss up between 6 and 8.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#15 posted 10-22-2008 03:43 PM

9,10,3,8,6,7….in that order, the rest being very nice too, but these are my favs. Very nice work, I always enjoy looking at your work.

-- robbi-Yadahooty!

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