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Large Flat Tiles
IMG 2855 a

“Layered Composition” 28” X 19” X 2" 04-T2 51 lbs

$590

IMG 2855 b

“Layered Composition” 28” X 19” X 2" 04-T2 51 lbs

$590

IMG 2855 c

“Layered Composition” 28” X 19” X 2" 04-T2 51 lbs

$590

IMG 2863 a

“Gold Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 04-T2 19 lbs

$590

IMG 2863 b

“Gold Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 04-T2 19 lbs

$590

IMG 2863 c

“Gold Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 04-T2 19 lbs

$590

IMG 2863 d

“Gold Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 04-T2 19 lbs

$590

IMG 2874 a

“Water And Line” 28.5” X 19” X 1.5" 03-T7 16 lbs

$560

IMG 2874 b

“Water And Line” 28.5” X 19” X 1.5" 03-T7 16 lbs

$560

IMG 2874 c

“Water And Line” 28.5” X 19” X 1.5" 03-T7 16 lbs

$560

IMG 2881 a

“Intersection” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 03-T10 16 lbs

$560

IMG 2881 b

“Intersection” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 03-T10 16 lbs

$560

IMG 2881 c

“Intersection” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 03-T10 16 lbs

$560

IMG 2887 a

“Moon And Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T10 22 lbs

$560

IMG 2887 b

“Moon And Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T10 22 lbs

$560

IMG 2887 c

“Moon And Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T10 22 lbs

$560

IMG 2887 d

“Moon And Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T10 22 lbs

$560

IMG 2887 e

“Moon And Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T10 22 lbs

$560

IMG 2900 a

“Areca And Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T9 20 lbs

$560

IMG 2900 b

“Areca And Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T9 20 lbs

$560

IMG 2900 c

“Areca And Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T9 20 lbs

$560

IMG 2913 a

“Verticals w/ Green” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-1 17 lbs

$590

IMG 2913 b

“Verticals w/ Green” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-1 17 lbs

$590

IMG 2913 c

“Verticals w/ Green” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-1 17 lbs

$590

IMG 2923 a

“Three Square Tile” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T5 19 lbs

$590

IMG 2923 b

“Three Square Tile” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T5 19 lbs

$590

IMG 2923 c

“Three Square Tile” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T5 19 lbs

$590

IMG 2936 a

“Black Square” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-2 18 lbs

$590

IMG 2936 b

“Black Square” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-2 18 lbs

$590

IMG 2936 c

“Black Square” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-2 18 lbs

$590

IMG 2943 a

“Black Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T6 22 lbs

$590

IMG 2943 b

“Black Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T6 22 lbs

$590

IMG 2943 c

“Black Line” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 07-T6 22 lbs

$590

IMG 2951 a

“Turquoise Water” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 03-T13 17 lbs

$590

IMG 2951 b

“Turquoise Water” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 03-T13 17 lbs

$590

IMG 2951 c

“Turquoise Water” 28” X 19” X 1.5" 03-T13 17 lbs

$590

Original Ceramic Art Tiles

The large flat tile series started in 1997 at the Santa Barbara Studio.  Kenney’s idea was to make a flat shape that would itself to geometric imagery.  28” X 19” became a standard size because it fit nicely in the kiln and looked good standing alone or in groups.  Kenney bisque fires the tiles standing on edge and glaze fires them flat on a bed of sand and porcelain spacers.  This technique facilitates even firing and the sand promotes sliding when the tile shrinks during the glaze firing.  All of the tiles are for sale, unless otherwise noted, and ready to hang on sturdy, marine grade stainless cable with stainless fittings.  The majority of rectangular tiles designs are made with colored clay slips and clear glaze.  Some have over glazes and lusters fired on in a third and final firing to add color and light.

The excitement in ceramics for me comes from the process of making objects and the finished product when displayed. I like bright colors that stand out while the layering of information creates an illusion of depth. The approach is similar to that of abstract paintings but with ceramics the shape of each object and the permanence of firing make a unique statement.

Arts & Crafts Statement by Douglas Kenney

The difference between art and craft is that art usually does not have a real function in people's lives other than it aesthetic beauty. Craft, on the other hand, has some function in a household. Functional pottery, tile, a vase all have uses. A painting or sculpture works on its aesthetics. Paintings and figurative work have traditionally been thought of as fine art. Also, if it hangs on a wall it can be referred to as art similar to a painting or drawing.

In my work, coming from western art training, I decided to use the wall as a place to display a lot of my work. In western architecture there is a vast quanity of open wall space in homes. From a marketing perspective, as an artist, I decided to compete with painting for this open wall space. Ceramic vessel and object makers always need a shelf or pedestal to display their work. Since the walls are so large, I make large pieces to fill this empty space.

Read More: Arts & Crafts Statement by Douglas Kenney

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