You can ask questions or make order by my  e-mail:

marianna-ceramics@san.rr.com

 

Fireplace facade "Near My House"

 



 
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Express your unique personality through the creation of a fireplace facade that reflects your special interests and values.  I love nature, and the fireplace facade shown in the illustration reflects that love.  These plants grow around my home, and, intrigued by their simple, but elegant lines, I drew them on ceramic tiles, using the classical techniques of my craft.  The resulting facade adds a touch of nature to my urban home.

The dark blue monochromatic color scheme has roots deep in tradition. Each tile boasts a distinct illustration, but the repetitive border unifies the entire work and produces a harmonious mood, pleasing to the eyes.

 

Using your favorite plants, create your own fireplace facade that makes a statement about who you are and what you love.  Instead of "wild growing" plants, you can also decorate your fireplace with your favorite natural flowers from your garden or with a bunch of flowers in a vase. You feel more comfortable in a home that expresses your personality.

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Grape fireplace

Since the dawn of history, the grape motif has captured the artistic imagination.  Like most people, you probably love to eat grapes and take pride in the wines you serve.  FotoGrapes400.jpg If so, you may find the grape motif an appropriate one for the decor of your kitchen or fireplace.   Try combining such varieties as Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, or Chardonnay to create a dazzling, personal collection.

 
boom.jpg This fragment called "Grape Fireplace" illustrates the cooperative effort I seek between customer and artist.  As soon as the customer decides the details or ideas of the proposed work, I paint the tiles.  I scan them and transmit them to a computerized design for the customer's approval.

 

03vinogrGoluboyL.jpg With grape leaf motif borders, I can adjust the tile size. I used five different ones in this fireplace fragment.  As you choose the details, you create a personal vineyard destined to become a delightful conversation piece.
Early artists used the classic cobalt blue in their work.  It appeared in ancient Chinese ceramics, Japanese porcelain, and, eventually, in the famous Dutch Delft tiles.
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GreenGrape400.jpg Today's unlimited variety of hues allows you to match any color scheme in your home. This illustration depicts a tiles in green and cherry red. 05grapeVishnL.jpg

 

My favorite set of dishes

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You probably see your heirloom china through the eyes of your mother, who received them on her wedding day, or perhaps through the eyes of an ancestor who carried it across the Atlantic. Time has faded some of the patterns and produced a few chips, yet these very imperfections enhance their sentimental value.

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"My Mother's Wedding China" shows an actual collection of heirloom dishes.  DishesMyMomLow.jpg I relied on memory to recreate the missing sugar bowl and cake plate. 
   
06chaynikL.jpg After you decide which dishes you want to display, I will create an artistic collection for you.  Let your imagination dictate their use as you group them into a single tableau or scatter them around the kitchen.    

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My favorite collection
 
 

What do you collect? 

Capture its charm in a collection of hand-painted tiles.  Whether you collect teapots or dolls, hats or bells, tiles depicting that special interest will add a personal touch to the decor of any room.

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Imitating a Tom Tierney style, I created this collection of period clothing. 

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"Women's Fashions of the Eighteen Century", in red, transforms a simple hallway table into an elegant statement of personal interest.

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kitchenSonja.jpg My hand-painted tiles will add charm to any room of your house.  Is your kitchen too somber?  Use tiles to add touches of color. Does an empty wall bother you?  Turn it into a masterpiece of beauty with a collection such as this "View from My Window". rechkaLow.jpg

I create custom orders to satisfy the needs and desires of the individual customer.  Your purchase brings the guarantee of a unique collection of hand-painted tiles.  

The cost of one hand drawn tile (6" by 6") depends on the complexity of the tile design and can vary from 15  to 60 dollars.

You can ask questions or make order by my  e-mail:

 

marianna-ceramics@san.rr.com


Marianna