Our newest public art grant

We are thrilled to have been awarded a public art grant from the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, for artwork to be installed in the Service High School in Anchorage. Through this grant we will design, create and install 10 handmade, ceramic art murals on architectural columns in the high school cafeteria.  The art committee requested that the chosen artwork bring light and the natural environment into the room since the school is in session during the darkest days of the year.  Our botanical designs and rich, luminous glazes seemed a natural fit for this project.
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architectural rendering of the cafeteria columns

We will be creating 10 handmade tile murals depicting the flora of the region, with a focus on flowers.  Twenty-four, 16" x 16" tiles will be grouted to each column. Because the murals will wrap around the columns, the viewer will get a different perspective on the mural, depending on where he stands. Here is our rendering of the proposed idea: attachment 3    
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Photoshopped rendition of tiles grouted to a column

  Our first mural depicts the flower, Fireweed, in the foreground. This image shows the carved tiles, not yet bisqued or glazed.   Fireweed sm file                                          
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The mural, in process


You can watch a great video of our tile-making process here.

handcarved, ceramic tile

sgraffito-carving in action

  Stay tuned for our next mural featuring the Chocolate Lily. chocolate lily

3 Responses to “Our newest public art grant”

  1. Lorna Benton October 31, 2014 at 2:24 pm #417989

    Amazing, as always!

  2. Idoya February 20, 2016 at 1:01 pm #577344

    Eres admirable!siempre te seguiré …mi ídolo .Gracias Natalie

  3. NB Studios April 14, 2016 at 5:14 am #577594

    Natalie Blake Studios

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