28 June 2007

Gretchen Kramp tiles

Gretchen Kramp is one of my favorite tile artists. I was in Northville last weekend for a SAQA regional meeting and a gallery there called Dancing Eye Gallery carries her tiles. I decided to pop in and see what they had. There were several tiles I hadn't seen before so I had a good time looking at everything.

In the end I chose a 4x4 size tile of a venus fly trap and one of her 2x2 mini tiles that has the evil eye on it.

Her style is somewhat sarcastic and I really like the glazes she uses. I picked up one of her mini tiles a while back and its got a fish tail on it. Eventually I'll have to pick up the mini fish head but I haven't come across it yet.

I love pottery. I considered giving it a shot but its not realistic, my wrist gets sore too easily. I'm not sure how much strength you need for tiles, maybe I could try that one. In the meantime, I'll just admire Gretchen's work and add to my collection one tile at a time. :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you're serious about wanting the fish head, you can find it with her other aquatic-themed tiles here for $14. :)