Outdoor Art

The past several weeks I have produced larger work for indoors or outdoors.  This bench is titled:


Handmade tile on a concrete bench

38″ long by 14″ wide by 15″ high

with a 3 ” thick top reinforced with rebar

Currently at Harlow Gardens, Tucson, AZ

 I will be at the Moonlight Art Market

at Harlow Gardens

this Saturday, April 22 from 6:00 to 8:30.

This invitational event will have several other artists, live music and refreshments

Come join the fun.

Click any photo to enlarge.


Handmade tile placed in an arched wrought iron frame

Many details in this project from quails and their chicks and unhatched eggs to butterflies, tree of life, pomegranates, flowers,hummingbirds and cactus to carved border tile.

This exquisite wall art can be hung indoor or outdoor, above a mantle or doorway.

32″ wide by 17″ high, ready to hang.

Click here to purchase


Here is an unusual art piece that is inspirational, somewhat religious.

It’s a tile mosaic mixed with sculptural angels in boats.  The boats frame the angels like a retablo.

Each angel/ spirit holds a momento in their hands.  The first on the left holds an olive branch, an offer of reconciliation.  The middle one holds a sacred heart, the heart of Christ.  The Angel to the right holds a pomegranate,  offering fruitfulness, prosperity and generosity.

Surrounding the boats are cloud-like mosaic tiles, birds, stars and wings.

At the very bottom of the rectangle wrought iron frame are the words:

“You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”

drawn from the book of Psalms

16″ h by 25″ w by 2.5″ thick, ready to hang indoor/ outdoor

Click here to purchase


This piece is a whimsical door with over head light image in a garden.

Lots of flowers, birds, a rabbit and cactus.

12″ square wall hanging set into a wrought iron frame, ready to hang.

Not yet posted on my Etsy site until after Moonlight Art Market

But if you would like to purchase direct, please contact me.




Published by robinchladdesigns

I have been doodling, coloring, drawing, cutting, sculpting, painting, sewing, writing and everything in between since I could hold a crayon in my hand. My first art projects were filling up a big, fat coloring book of bridal dresses. I boldly ventured into new territory with paint-by-number sets. I graduated to luxurious and decadent velvet (paint-by-number) sets. Eventually, I mastered the art of Spirogragh. Originally from upstate New York I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1986. Back then I was a single mom and found myself in the job market. I went to Pima Community College for training. Instead of diving into my academics I kept hanging around the pottery studio. Some people lived there and if I didn’t have two little girls at home I would have ended up living there as well. Joking aside, I fell in love with clay and all its possibilities. Being in a position to care for my kids, in 1989 I created a very marketable, creative, and functional item. It was a simple concept that took me into new heights of the craft world and I became an entrepreneur. Creating and selling became my passion. I had achieved success for many years. I loved being my own boss and living the artist’s dream. Life moved real fast and before I knew it my girls were all grown up, moving out, getting married and having kids of there own. Hey, wait a minute… I am a Gramma at 40? No sweat, I handled it gracefully. Fast forward to the present: I have been on a journey led by God. I took a sabbatical for the last 6 years learning new people skills in real estate, retail and care giving to the elderly. But my natural instincts kept leading me back to what my soul cannot deny. New visions, new risks, and a stronger faith has lead me to this point. Have I arrived? It’s like my life is all mapped out and a red arrow points to You Are Here! But the road keeps going and I have learned to listen to that still small voice. My days are filled with a little bit of art, a little bit of caring for my grandchildren, care giving to the elderly and volunteering at Sunday school. I am currently working on sculpting with clay in a tile mosaic setting, like my Seed Pod series or House of Fruit Trios. Some of my pieces are a mixture of individual 3-D tiles, shadow box shrines, and ornaments. The work that’s being created is inspirational, whimsical, and contemporary. Even though life can be very serious and intense I hope to achieve simply bringing joy or even a smile to someone’s face though my creations. I am also designing and developing my%2

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