Dr. Swami Lucky Dougie Padilla is a self-taught visionary artist of Norwegian/Mexican/cowboy roots living in the wilds of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Pepin, Wisconsin. Dougie has been an Artists in Residence at Clay Squared to Infinity since 2014. He is exploring ceramic tile making working with Josh to transfer his ideas, story telling and calaveras icongraphy work from painting to the clay surface.
He has received the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, several Ofrenda awards form CreArte, Chicano Latino Cultural Center and Museum, the Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, was named one of Minneapolis’ City Pages’ “Artists of the Year”, and included in TPT’s MNOriginal t.v. series. He resides in lovely Northeast Minneapolis with his extraordinary wife and delightful extended family (including a wonderful coonhound named Stella). And he is pleased to live in this world.
Ceramic Chinn makes Individual Art & Crafts inspired number tiles. Each are made in three standard sizes 4", 5" and 6" plus Super Big 18" house numbers! Using an Arts & Crafts font Alex creates stand alone cut out tiles that allow you to hang them in small spaces but with high visibility. With 3 colors to choose from. Frost hardy terra cotta is used for all exterior work. Click here to orders yours!
Carol Dean is a one-of-a-kind tile artist. Her work is very distinctive, filled with traditional subjects of tile craft: animals, flora and fauna. But Carol's style is a contemporary take on these timeless themes. Rich colors and funky combinations, including: chickens and hearts, rabbits and palm trees, dogs and floating turtles!
Carol makes her tiles with an impressive array of handmade stamps, glazing the tiles in rich colors. Even though she utilizes the same stamps again and again, each resulting design is one-of-a-kind through placement changes of the images and the variety of color combinations.
Wendy’s stoneware tiles are infused with her love of the Arts & Crafts era and the medium in which she creates. Relief tiles are realistic or stylized, combining fine detail with the symmetry of nature. Groups of one design can create tessellation, resulting in beautiful installations. Hand-painted tonalist tiles are suitable for framing; they celebrate nature via a single branch to a rolling landscape. The soft matte glazes have depth, create shadows and capture moods.
Stephanie hand-stencils her own designs using china paint on glazed commercial wall and floor tiles. She then fires the tile again for durability. The over glazes that she uses have the look of watercolor. Hundreds of stencil designs are available, including realistic images of Minnesota fish, birds, animals, leaves, fruits, and flowers. Custom designs are also available, suitable for interior walls, floors, countertops and backsplashes. Stephanie's tiles have been used in showers, fireplace surrounds and as framed art work.