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Sand Stone Bloom 2
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Sand Stone Bloom 2

Ceramic Wall Art

Created by Christopher Gryder
Customer Rating:
5.0 stars, based on 2 reviews
Ceramic relief wall tile formed by carving a dissolvable mold from silt, casting clay within, and excavating several days later. Glazed and fired with colored terra sigillata. Each tile is absolutely unique. Suitable for either interior or exterior installation. Each tile can be hung on the wall with a simple hook or nail, similar to that used for hanging framed artwork.
Dimensions: 1.0in D x 5.5in diameter
This piece ships on or before: Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Shipping charge (based on items in My Basket): $12.00
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About this Artist

Christopher Gryder

"My strong belief that direct engagement in 'making' is the best way to synthesize material and form has led me to an aesthetic focused on a seamless synergy of the geometric and the organic."

In order to encourage this union of substance and shape, Christopher Gryder has developed a new sand- casting technique--"earth forming"--that allows him to shape his material by carving its negative form. Once the cavity is filled with clay, he releases the actual piece by destroying the surrounding silt mold.

The process creates a ceramic illusion, passing off man-made objects as though they were formed in the natural world. A deliberate artifice that replaces the artist's investment of time and labor with the casual motions of Mother Nature.

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As a designer this piece will be used to accent a remodeled bath.
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