Framed Castle stoneware tile .... plaster tile mold made from mahogany carving

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 11-07-2007 05:28 AM 2074 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another one of my handmade stoneware tiles made from a honduran mahogany carving.

Fired to 2375 degrees with iron oxide wash.

This one I carved on a Saturday in Memphis.

All work on the woodcarving was done with a Dremel tool.

Frame is made from the same batch of Honduran Mahogany.
Sanded to 220. Oil stained and shaded. Shellac topcoat.

Been sitting on my fireplace shelf. Waiting for a good time to post it.

Tried to sell this one on ebay years ago, but never made the reserve. Set the reserve high. Really didn’t want to let it go. Added it to my personal collection. Will probably be one of my kids christmas presents some day.


Castle, forest, field and road.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 11-07-2007 05:56 AM

That is some really good work. I assume you can make more of these?? Or was it a one time shot. I think your own work is better than the other tiles you work with. Great stuff.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 11-07-2007 06:01 AM

Yes a great tile. Have you considered doing custom art work casting. Looks like you have a real talent there.

Like taking one of Mark DeCou’s carvings from a chair and putting into into a wall painting. Or your own carving work.

-- 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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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 11-07-2007 06:36 AM

I’ve made several tiles from this mold. Estimate 25 so far … in 6 years….. My wife was just bugging to make more. Plaster tile mold is in the basement, waiting for me to press clay in it. Haven’t fired any clay tiles for over six months. Guess, I should make another kiln load.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 11-07-2007 10:51 AM

I really like this one Dan, love castles, when I spent over a year in Germany there were six of us that would hop in an old VW bus, one of the married guys had over there, on weekends, and we would go find these old abandoned castles and spend the night in them. It was creepy but fun. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 11-07-2007 12:21 PM

Very nice work Dan – I think it looks great.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 11-07-2007 01:00 PM

amazing work.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 11-07-2007 01:25 PM

That is too cool!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#8 posted 11-07-2007 03:31 PM

This is my favorite of the ones you’ve posted, Dan.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 11-07-2007 04:34 PM

Pretty cool, Dan.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 11-07-2007 05:50 PM

I really admire your tile work, and the simplicity of your framing to highlight them.

-- Dekker -

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#11 posted 11-08-2007 02:53 PM

Hi Dan;

This is really great!

I hadn’t seen any of these before, but you did a beautiful job.

Very Creative.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 11-08-2007 05:54 PM

as mentioned in above post, my wife Peggy has been bugging me to make more of this tile. Found a local source for some special clay. Guess it is time to crank out some more tiles. Thinking about starting another blog titled ONE HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY. I’ll take few photos of my molds, mahogany patterns and tiles. I’ve got 40 tile molds. Many I haven’t used for years. Bought enogh clay to press clay in everyone, plus multiples of my bigger sellers. might be fun…................... stay tuned !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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