The Denisons produce an annual tiles series which is made up of small editions (100-300) of silk screened designs, glazed and kiln fired, on 6" x 8" ceramic tiles. Pat hand cuts the stencils (one stencil/screen per color, 5-6 colors per design) and prints each design herself. Pat and Chirp hand paint a number of the details on each tile in addition to the screened portions. The number of times each tile is picked up and handled before finally being fired is impressive there is a second firing for the metallic accents.
Besides the small tile series, the Denison's create large-scale, one of a kind wall pieces. They design unique, sometimes free shaped, wooden frames for each of these tile paintings. The frames are often carved, elaborately painted and embellished. The finished art may include found objects and three dimensional elements. You can learn more about the Denisons by visiting their website: www.denisonartstudio.com