Archive for July, 2016

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Jul
16

Tiles for the Open Space Traditions Garden

Delighted!

Honored to the max!

The staff at City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, along with Board Members of the Open Space Alliance, commissioned me to make 10 by 10 inch illustrated label signs for 11 elements in their demonstration garden dedicated to garden bed designs used in our region over time. The Open Space Visitor Center has a tradition of its own of honoring the connection between  art and ecology. Tile Heritage Association member Margy O’Brien created plant tile signs for this place many years ago, so there’s even a tradition of tiles there!

 

Staff members Noel Chilton, Kim Selving, Kent Swanson were joined by Board Member Charlie Wood to review my proposal to make press tiles. I showed them my Garden Companions press tile series (see other section of this blog) and they liked the idea that copies of the tiles could be made.

First four tiles were completed first week of April. Second four were completed by mid June. A wonderful garden party happened Saturday June 25th to unveil the installation. The last ones will be completed by the end of August and be installed in time for the Center’s  10th anniversary celebration mid September.

Here, in the “mosaic” above, are photos of the tiles and the process, from drawing to press tile to glazing of bisque-fired “pulling” from the negative.

 

 

 

Thanks to Linda’s suggestion, here are a few more photos showing the placement of the tiles at the Traditions Garden, Open Space Visitor Center on the west bank of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque.

inside the entrance with tile signs

inside the entrance with tile signs

entrance to Traditions Garden at Open Space Visitor Center

entrance to Traditions Garden at Open Space Visitor Center

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finished Compost tile

finished Compost tile

glazing Compost tile

glazing Compost tile

Spanish tile at home

Spanish tile at home

drawing for Compost

drawing for Compost

Olla tile at home

Olla tile at home

Acequia tile at home

Acequia tile at home

Compost tile at home

Compost tile at home

Thank You Charlie Wood tile

Thank You Charlie Wood tile

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