Tree of Life Landscape Triptych framed in QuarTeRSaWN White Oak DAN WALTERS TILE wall piece

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 05-23-2009 04:03 AM 6080 views 9 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Titled: Path to the Tree of Life

Artist’s always sell there best work. This one is SOLD.

This might be my favorite set of tiles. Midnight green over fired in stoneware impregnated with ground glass. Also experimental Lumpy underglazes. Tiles have been acid and liver of sulfer patinated with iron, bronze and copper metal coatings.

Framed stoneware tile triptych in bronze finish.
Quartersawn white oak

Finish dark oak dye stain, mahogany oil stain and buttonlac shellac followed by walnut paste wax.

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 05-23-2009 04:31 AM

WOW Dan. That looks absolutely gorgeous. You do some very talented work. I like the idea of various arts incorporated with the woodworking.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 05-23-2009 04:53 AM

way to go dan , thanks for expanding the craft !
i’m really glad i found this site and all the talented folks here ,
after 45 years working in bldgs. and shops i needed a new way .
bought myself an apple macbook and have spent 3 months learning to use it , one finger at a time .
i treat it like a new shop tool , but hope to learn it before i can’t get out of bed .
how do you do all that stuff in your blogs with it ?
i can barely remember how to get to this site , ( i go through my mail )
and thanks also for the laughs .
way to go brother !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-23-2009 05:11 AM

Another beauty…

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

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#4 posted 05-23-2009 05:11 AM

Great looking project Dan!

Another good one!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 05-23-2009 05:36 AM

Very cool piece, great talent you have.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 06:02 AM

Excellant work Dan. I know I’ve said this before but I think this one may be my favorite.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 05-23-2009 06:15 AM

This might be my favorite set of tiles. Midnight green over fired in stoneware impregnated with ground glass. Also experimental Lumpy underglazes. Tiles have been acid and liver of sulfer patinated with iron, bronze and copper metal coatings.

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 05-23-2009 07:21 AM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#9 posted 05-23-2009 07:42 AM

Beyond the fabulous formal and aesthetic quality of the Art & Craft style, your piece reveals a rich surface of patterned color laced with a nuance of texture. A stunning visual treat!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#10 posted 05-23-2009 02:07 PM

Dan, “great” is one overused word. It doesn’t even begin to describe this.
WOW keep it up, I can’t wait for the next one.

-- R

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#11 posted 05-23-2009 02:56 PM

Dan, I have to say that I love all of your work that I’ve seen. To me they look totally original, but still embody the spirit of the arts & crafts style, especially with the mixed media concept, but this one I like most of all. If I had made it I would not be able to sell it. I hope you get a very good price for it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 05-23-2009 03:31 PM

Dan I commented on this yesterday and now its gone I don’t know what the deal is. Great artistry as usual. You did it again, the usual dark visually interesting forest that draws you in like a moth to flame. Love the spikes on the side. Looks Viking like.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 05-23-2009 03:49 PM

Very original breakaway design. I am personally drawn to the Arts & Crafts style because of its simple design,strong grain,rich color and joinery.But so much of the early works lack finesse,they seem lifeless and heavy,too sombre for my taste. I like your approach to this style.Your pieces are not only a fresh new style, but they have movement and tension.The tree scene draws the eye,but then the frame begs for attention and makes us think,to ponder and ask questions.Why are there ” teeth” sticking out of the frame? What do they represent? Does it matter?
This piece would suit the mood of different personalities and decorative styles,though I doubt it will be just another accent.It needs a wall of its own.
Well done Dan.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 05-23-2009 05:00 PM

I’m with the others. Wonderful piece. All aspects are of interest. The eye and mind just love your style. Interesting things to see wherever the eye looks. Super!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#15 posted 05-23-2009 05:27 PM

Another beautiful work of artistry.

Your work always makes me think medieval, like the days of King Arthur.

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

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