Clearing tile in Quartersawn White OAK

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 10-05-2008 05:47 PM 2372 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Artist’s always sell there best work. This one has been especially hard to part with. Sold to Calvin in CA.

Framed stoneware tile in bronze finish.
Quartersawn white oak with quartersawn curly crotch wood accents.

All my tiles start as mahogany relief woodcarvings,then … made into plaster molds, pressed stoneware clay and kiln fired to 2375

Bronze acid patina finish is produced similar to “David Marks” DIY techniques . I use a combination of materials but a good place to start is /:

All works of quality must bear a price in proportion to the skill, time expense and risk attending to their invention and manufacture. Those things called dear, are, when justly estimated, the cheapest. They are attended with much less profit to the artist then those things which everbody calls cheap.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 10-05-2008 06:02 PM

Very interesting application. I really like the results and it’s not readily apparent as to the multiple techniques that you use, so it’s even more intriguing. Can you market these as tiles for permanent inlay for baths, kitchens, etc.? They would be pricey accent tile, but if reproduced to make affordable and profitable, I’m sure they would sell well. I renovated my bath using natural found objects such as petrified ammonites, rocks and cut granite & marble. I think your tile would look marvelous in an accent line of tile, one every 4 ft. or so.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 10-05-2008 06:13 PM

Dan, This is a remarkable piece and I can imagine it was hard to part with. mmh has a good question. Why not market these to the kitchen and bath market. I actually think they would be great as a door too if you can keep the weight down, or if the kitchen design called for that one special door that was small enough for it. I’d be interested in knowing the weight of this particular project with diminsions as well.
I really like the overal design and everything. This is a great piece. Thanks for posting!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 07:46 PM

An amazing creation Dan.

When I look at your work, it gives me the feeling of looking at something that could have been made a 100 years ago.

My son installs wood flooring, & he told me of a new home he was working at. A tile company was tiling a small

bathroom with some painted tiles from Italy. The tiler said the tiles costs were $25,000.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 10-05-2008 09:08 PM

beautiful work Dan!

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#5 posted 10-05-2008 09:24 PM

Great details…

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#6 posted 10-05-2008 11:16 PM

just amazing…I can see why this was hard to part with….you are an awesome artist!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 10-05-2008 11:21 PM

As always Dan you amaze me your work is just stunning well done again brother God Bless Alistair p.s keep uip the good work

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 10-05-2008 11:49 PM

Dan, you are the man. Great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 10-06-2008 04:37 AM

I can see why this was hard to part with. If I know you though, the best is yet to come. Great work and thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 10-06-2008 04:41 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments. Many of my tile designs have made it into fireplaces, woodstoves, stonewalls, kitchens and even showers. ...... Personally I like the combination of two arts….. Clay and wood. Kind of goes together naturally. Calming. ... fun to work on both at the same time. One fits the other. Like a brush in a can of paint.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 10-07-2008 03:52 PM

Hi Dan;

A very beautiful piece. I love the work you produce.

All of your work shows creativity, care, and as with all true artists, a piece of you.

You deserve to be paid based on those ingredients, not based on the raw materials.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 10-07-2008 07:36 PM

Awesome….this is the type of piece I could look at for hours, just soaking it in.

-- Jon

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 10-08-2008 03:47 AM

thanks everyone … I’m building a crate for this one today.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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