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City Weave
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City Weave

Ceramic Wall Art

Created by Rod Hemming
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Inspired from the high rises in city settings. This piece is made from approximately 0.5'' x 0.5'' handmade tiles. The drawing is the first part and then recreated using the same technique as a carpet is designed, each yarn tuft is represented by a tile. All the colors are counted and then the tiles are made. Every tile has an individual texture and is colored separately according to the counts taken from the drawing. The tiles are first bisque fired at cone 04 and then under glazed in three layers, clear glazed and fired at cone 05. Once all tiles are fired, then they are laid out according to the drawing. This picture contains 1,953 tiles and has a black frame that is also hand painted by the artist. Size of the picture is 23"x41.5" framed. Each piece is unique. Exact textures, colors, and patterns may vary slightly.
Dimensions: 41.5″ H x 23″ W x 0.75″ D
This piece ships on or before: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Shipping charge (based on items in My Basket): $65.00
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About this Artist

Rod Hemming

"My passion is creativity in design and color--combining them to make each piece a visual feast and an inspiration for conversation in every patron's home."

Rod Hemming originally comes from Staffordshire, England, an area best known for its potteries. His inspiration comes from theater, music, and what life puts before him, both natural and manmade. With 40 years of experience designing carpet, wallpaper, vinyl, and fabric, he has returned once again to ceramics. He has always admired the work of ceramic artists Susie Cooper and Clarice Cliff.

Rod Hemming creates thrown, slip-cast, and slab-rolled clay pieces that he bisque fires to cone 04. He then carefully designs and hand paints the surface of each piece with underglazes using a variety of small brushes. Finally, he coats his pieces with clear overglaze and re-fires them to enhance their beauty. His tiles vary from 1/2" to 8" wide. He and his artist wife paint them as a team.

Rod Hemming's biggest mentor was his high school art teacher, a graduate of Royal College of Art, who not only trained him in drawing and other mediums, but also introduced him to art history and encouraged him to extend his education at a design college in Worcestershire, England. Hemming's major was in surface pattern design with an emphasis on clay tiles and woven carpets.

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