Wild Daisies, Dollymount Strand
Whenever I go running on Dollymount Strand in the summer I always try to collect some daisies from my favourite patch near the entrance to the nature reserve. These art tiles always remind me that summer is on the way, even on the darkest winter day. It measures 33 x 33 cms approx. and is framed in a Irish manufactured solid wooden box frame and is presented in an undyed cardboard presentation box with the Brookwood Logo.
To make this artwork I roll out white earthenware clay by hand on my work table and cut the slab of clay into tiles. Next I print the delicate flowers into the clay, arranging each one slightly differently. When the tile is dry I biscuit fire it to 1000 degrees celsius in my trusty electric kiln. It comes out of the kiln a pure white and then I handpaint it using soft, summery blues before glazing it. Finally the tile is ready for the final firing, the glaze firing which reaches a temperature of just over 1100 degrees celsius.
As each artwork is based on real foliage they are seasonal, one-offs and totally unique. Artworks may vary slightly from the picture shown.