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Linda Ellett (@lesperancetile)

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12.00 USD

Tiny tarantula spiders....lots of them! I created the image and then permanently fired it onto one of my small handmade tiles - fun for Halloween or any time of the year!

I rolled a thin slab of porcelain clay and cut it into a small tile, smoothed the edges and the back, and fired it for the first time. Then I glazed it with a soft satin matte stoneware glaze and fired it a second time to 2165 F (cone 6). After that I added a laser decal of spiders and fired it for the third time to 1954 (cone 04) to permanently adhere the image to the surface of the glazed tile. The back has been left unglazed and is very smooth to the touch. A very strong neodymium magnet is permanently attached to the back.

It measures approximately 1 7/8" wide x 2 1/4 tall".

If you'd rather have me make this into an ornament, just send me a convo and I'll make it so!

Please convo me with any questions or special glaze color requests. Thanks!!
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You can stay updated on all of my new tile projects and exclusive deals on my Facebook page, twitter account, and blog -
http://www.facebook.com/lesperancetile
http://twitter.com/#!/lesperancetile
http://linda-ellett.blogspot.com/


11.25 USD

Victorian Style Valentine Heart with Rose and Ribbon for that special person in your life!

This small tile has the image of a Victorian Valentine heart embossed with a rose and hanging from a ribbon - a beautiful gift for that special someone! It measures about 1 5/8" wide X 2" tall. I glazed it with an underglaze black, rubbed the black off the surface - keeping it in the details, and glazed it over with my lovely turquoise crackle.

I carved the design in wax, then I poured a plaster mould and hand pressed it into a thin porcelain clay slab, cut, cleaned, fired, glazed, and fired again. A lot of work for such a little piece of art! Every tile is slightly different, due to their hand made nature.

I've taken this delicately carved little tile and attached a small ribbon for hanging, securely on the back.

Everyone of my small ornaments and magnets come packaged in a small cellophane bag with a decorative card....perfect for gift giving!

Find all of my ornaments here -

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lesperancetile?section_id=5195581

Please convo me with any questions. And thanks for being a great community!
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You can stay updated on all of my new tile projects and exclusive deals on my Facebook page, twitter account, and blog -
http://www.facebook.com/lesperancetile
http://twitter.com/#!/lesperancetile
http://linda-ellett.blogspot.com/


10.50 USD

Frog Drummer - musical amphibian magnet glazed in azure blue.

Here is one happy frog drumming away!

The image of this frog has been carved and pressed into clay to create a small tile. I've glazed this one with my transparent azure blue crackle. A super strong magnet is securely attached to the back. It measures approximately 1 3/4 wide" x 2 1/8" tall.

I carved the image in wax and then poured a plaster mould. After extruding a thin slab of porcelain clay, the plaster mould is pressed into the clay, the tile is cut around the edges. After drying, the edges are sponged, the tile is fired, glazed, and fired again. A lot of work for a little piece of art! Each one is slightly different - because they're handmade!

To find all of my ornaments please look here -

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lesperancetile?section_id=5195581

Please convo me with any questions. And thanks for being a great community!


10.50 USD

Spider ornament for home decor - arachnid lovers delight!.

Homage to a spider that I squashed...tiny version. Wouldn't it be fun to find this spider hanging on your tree, in your window, or as a gift tag on that gift for someone special??!!

The image of this spider has been carved and pressed into clay to create a small tile. I've glazed this one with a black underglaze in the details and over glazed with my transparent turquoise crackle. I've taken this delicately carved little tile and attached a small ribbon for hanging securely on the back. It measures approximately 1 3/4 wide" x 2 1/8" tall.

I carved the image in wax and then poured a plaster mould. After extruding a thin slab of porcelain clay, the plaster mould is pressed into the clay, the tile is cut around the edges. After drying, the edges are sponged, the tile is fired, glazed, and fired again. A lot of work for a little piece of art! Each one is slightly different - because they're handmade!

DETAILS
?handmade ceramic tile
?1 3/4" x 2 1/8" and very thin
?glazed black in details - turquoise glossy over all
?small ribbon securely attached on back for hanging

If you'd prefer to have it made into a magnet - just let me know and I'll make it so!

I based this small tile on an original larger one that I carved as homage to a spider that I squashed. In all fairness to myself, it clearly crossed the personal space boundaries posted in my studio policies. AND, it came upon me without notice, and JUMPING at that, so it wasn't pre-meditated squashing, but it was well deserved. I don't make it a habit of squashing spiders, and when they appear near or on me when I'm outside, I usually just brush them away. I admit this one gave me quit a start. Hey, even Miss Muffett, who I hear was known for her calm, collected manner, reacted in a poor fashion when surprised by an arachnid.

Please convo me with any questions. And thanks for being a great community!


25.00 USD

Mushroom tile - handmade ceramic tile.

Mushrooms are the most fascinating fungi around! I love the form, style, and flavors of each individual mushroom.

Here is one mushroom tile in a series of six that I've designed. This one is my own design of a gypsy mushroom. I carved the design in wax, then poured a plaster mould. After pressing the plaster into soft porcelain clay and firing it, I glazed the tile with my moss matte. It measures about 3 7/8" square, varying slightly due to its handmade nature. A lovely tile to use in your kitchen, bath, fireplace, or set it on the window sill!

Find all of my decorative tiles here -

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lesperancetile?section_id=5059379

This tile can be glazed in any of our stock colors that you find here on etsy.

Please convo me with any questions or special requests, and thanks for visiting!
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You can stay updated on all of my new tile projects and exclusive deals on my Facebook page, twitter account, and blog -
http://www.facebook.com/lesperancetile
http://twitter.com/#!/lesperancetile
http://linda-ellett.blogspot.com/


12.00 USD

Another fun Halloween decoration for your home....a skeleton embossed on my handmade ceramic tile.

This small tile was created by pressing a plaster mould that I made into a soft slab of clay, and then using one of my handmade stamps to create a border all around it. I used an underglaze black to highlight the bones of the skeleton, then glazed the center with a glossy yellow. The border is glazed in my glossy turquoise.

It measure approximately 2 1/4 wide x 4" high.

It doesn't currently have a magnet on the back, but let me know if you'd like one.

Find all of my tiles right here -

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lesperancetile

Please convo me with questions and special requests. Thanks!!
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You can stay updated on all of my new tile projects and exclusive deals on my Facebook page, twitter account, and blog -
http://www.facebook.com/lesperancetile
http://twitter.com/#!/lesperancetile
http://linda-ellett.blogspot.com/


12.00 USD

Another fun Halloween decoration for your home....a skeleton embossed on my handmade ceramic tile.

This small tile was created by pressing a plaster mould that I made into a soft slab of clay. I used an underglaze black to highlight the bones of the skeleton, then glazed it over with a glossy olive green.

It measure approximately 1 3/4" wide x 3 1/8" high.

It doesn't currently have a magnet on the back, but let me know if you'd like one and I'll make it so.

Find all of my tiles right here -

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lesperancetile

Please convo me with questions and special requests. Thanks!!
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You can stay updated on all of my new tile projects and exclusive deals on my Facebook page, twitter account, and blog -
http://www.facebook.com/lesperancetile
http://twitter.com/#!/lesperancetile
http://linda-ellett.blogspot.com/


10.50 USD

Ceramic tile magnet - Frog drummer.

Here is one happy frog drumming away!

The image of this frog has been carved and pressed into clay to create a small tile. I've glazed this one with my transparent goldenrod crackle. A super strong magnet is securely attached to the back. It measures approximately 1 3/4 wide" x 2 1/8" tall.

I carved the image in wax and then poured a plaster mould. After extruding a thin slab of porcelain clay, the plaster mould is pressed into the clay, the tile is cut around the edges. After drying, the edges are sponged, the tile is fired, glazed, and fired again. A lot of work for a little piece of art! Each one is slightly different - because they're handmade!

Please convo me with any questions. And thanks for being a great community!


8.50 USD

This beautiful handmade tile trivet has images of a sea slug illustration on it. What an amazing gift for the marine biologist in your life!!

This handmade ceramic tile measures approximately 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" square, and has been high fired to 2150*F with a soft white matte glaze. After it came out of the kiln it was refired an iron rich decal which was applied and permanently fired on at 1950*F. The image is an illustration of a sea slug, by Ernst Haeckel. There are 4 cork feet on the bottom, and a decal with my name on it.

Hand washing is suggested due to the cork feet on the bottom.

You can find all of my tiles right here -

http://www.etsy.com/shop/LesperanceTile?section_id=5059379

Please convo me with questions, and thanks for visiting my Etsy shop!!
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You can stay updated on all of my new tile projects and exclusive deals on my Facebook page, twitter account, and blog -
http://www.facebook.com/lesperancetile
http://twitter.com/#!/lesperancetile
http://linda-ellett.blogspot.com/


11.25 USD

Here's a pirate skeleton with a fancy blue hat....shiver me timbers!!!

I created this tiny tile by pressing one of my handmade clay stamps into a piece of porcelain clay, and leaving a small clay border around it. Then I cut it into a rectangle and fired it a first time. After it came out of the kiln, I rubbed black under glaze into the pattern, and after rubbing it off of the raised design, I hand applied a blue transparent glaze to the hat, clear crackle to the skeleton and background, and yellow to the border of the tile, and fired it a second time - a lot of time to create this tiny tile! It measures about 2 1/4" across, 2 3/4" high.

A super strong magnet is securely attached to the back. If you'd rather have it with a ribbon to hang from your favorite tree, just let me know and I'll make it so!

Find all of my magnets right here -

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lesperancetile?section_id=5059376

Please convo me with any questions or special requests. And thanks for being a great community.
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You can stay updated on all of my new tile projects and exclusive deals on my Facebook page, twitter account, and blog -
http://www.facebook.com/lesperancetile
http://twitter.com/#!/lesperancetile
http://linda-ellett.blogspot.com/

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Born in clay, raised in glaze, and addicted to chocolate.

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