Angi and I have something to smile about and sweat about. We started on a tile project for a new client we met through our local Artisan Green Market over the winter. Our client wanted a vineyard feel to the backsplash behind the cooktop in her kitchen and a longer than standard subway tile for the rest of the backsplash.
Here’s what Angi came up with for behind the cooktop. It is in the drying stage right now, once it gets firmer we’ll clean it up before the bisque firing. It’s 12 x 18 inches and will be glaze in a white crackle finish.
Here’s one of the trim pieces that go around the main tile and one of the subway tiles. The subway tile took forever. We can’t justify the expense of buying a slab roller yet and I haven’t had time to make a homemade one yet. So we rolled out all the field tile by hand with a large rolling pin (our own little sweat shop). Angi makes muscle and makes me laugh, I squeeze muscle to long and make her giggle.
And one of the racks full of subway tile that makes up the field.
The look on Angi’s face when she’s working on creating anything artistic is worth the price of admission, she really enjoys it and loves to share it. The feeling that we’ve been hidden under a rock for most of our career is a tough thing to shake, but the idea that something you’ve create will be used and loved by someone everyday is the best feeling in the world.