Years ago I made tile and mosaic benches on a concrete base and wrought iron tables.
It was fun and challenging but I look back at them and think ‘Geez, Robin.. (I could have used more tile). ‘ Back then I liked less tile and more grout because of the cool purple, black cherry and mauve colored grout that was available. You can actually sculpt with grout. But I love the effect grout has on a mosaic design. Just when you think it looks too busy the grout calms everything down.
You can never have too much tile when designing a wall piece or a bench. I always tell my students, make triple what you think you need.
So I have learned over the years to make it interesting, trust, tweak, pay attention to common details and make ordinary items interesting and sometimes adorable
Jack Rabbit Welcome sign.
3-D ceramic shadow box with sculpted rabbit and cactus, handmade mosaic tile, 12 square in a wrought iron frame.
Here is a concrete bench with mosaic tile application.
I call this “Agave Garden”
32″ l x 15″w x 17″ h. A beautiful mosaic tiled bench for the garden. Reinforced with rebar with concrete legs. It comes in 3 pieces. This bench is available at Jane Hamilton Gallery in Tucson, AZ. Seats 1 but can be ordered in larger sizes.
Did you know I love designing and making custom pieces to beautify homes and gardens?
If you have a favorite image you would like to see transformed onto a bench or a wall piece I would love the opportunity to make your wishes come true.
Here is a snap shot of a hand painted tile mural that an Etsy follower purchased on my Etsy site and installed it to her home make over. I think it turned out amazing.