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Project by Dan'um Style posted 06-08-2008 07:29 AM 1707 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Framed stoneware tile frieze in bronze and iron oxide finish.
Honduran Mahogany Frame
All my tiles start as mahogany relief woodcarvings,then … made into plaster molds, pressed stoneware clay and kiln fired to 2375

Iron oxide and Bronze acid patina finish is produced similar to “David Marks” DIY techniques . I use a combination of materials but a good place to start is /:http://www.sculptnouveau.com.

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





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Taigert

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#1 posted 06-08-2008 09:15 AM

so what looks like a carving is really a tile made from a Mahogany pattern?

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#2 posted 06-08-2008 01:38 PM

What does one of those critters weigh, Dan? They sure are cool. I remember in German castles seeing these type things on the walls. mike

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

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miles125

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#3 posted 06-08-2008 02:09 PM

Really love the earthiness spin you put on arts & crafts design. The industrial look with the bolts is a nice touch too. Great job.

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

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Brad_Nailor

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#4 posted 06-08-2008 02:17 PM

Another nice piece Dan. You have a knack for making these look like antiques….

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 06-08-2008 03:12 PM

Very nice Dan!

There’s something very medieval looking in this creation.

The cap screw heads add ruggedness.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 06-08-2008 03:23 PM

Very cool, Dan.

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

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#7 posted 06-08-2008 03:32 PM

Very nice Dan and thanks for sending me to the dictionary. I had made an arts & crafts frame with 3 tiles for the loml but didn’t know to tell her it was a triptych – something new every day.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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Napaman

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#8 posted 06-08-2008 03:58 PM

amzing…you are an amzing artist…i love your work!! you mention that there is a step with a molding…does that mean you can make multiple pieces or do you just make one at a time and that’s it?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 06-08-2008 04:09 PM

Hello All

Thanks for the comments.

Matt & Ed

I start with a woodcarving. The carving is used as a master to make the plaster mold. From the mold, I can make several tiles. Earliest tiles made in the mold have the most original detail. Life of the mold can be upto 100 tiles.

Regards
DAN

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

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Jeff

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#10 posted 06-08-2008 05:03 PM

Another fantastic work, Dan. I like the accents on the divisions you are using in these. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

A question regarding the life of the molds. Do you consider them as ‘editions’ since the life is around 100 tiles? Do you stop at a certain point (around 100) or does the mold simply degrade to a point of being not satisfactory and then that edition is done?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#11 posted 06-08-2008 06:25 PM

They need one of these to complete the bungalow on the show “Numbers”. Fantastic as always, Dan.
I see you have your real avatar on for this post…and indeed this one is good enough to put your name on.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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trifern

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#12 posted 06-09-2008 03:58 AM

Great art. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#13 posted 06-09-2008 04:05 AM

I just love your stuff!

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bbqking

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#14 posted 06-09-2008 05:12 AM

How about a picture of the one behind it? Also I think I have a lot of those same books here at my place.
Jefferson

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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Dan'um Style

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#15 posted 06-09-2008 06:08 AM

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Check out my blog … 100 lbs of clay to learn more about my 6 panel landscape

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

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