Kick Starter for the Tile House

Dear friends and readers of MagentaRaves, I have 5 days left on my kick starter campaign for the Tile House There are 89 backers, $3787 raised in the last 54 days. The goal of the campaign is $7000, to get scaffolding, tile and some labor to help complete this portal to a magical desert. Please…

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A sampling of tile, including some handmade buddha tiles that Perry made and used  at the house in the desert sands of the Mojave desert, in the valley of wonder.

April… is it spring ? May… is it spring?

Currently back on the coast, sketching with water color pencils, after another long trip to the desert where I was supervising the mosaics created for the Historic Plaza in 29 Palms at Two Mile Road. This was an amazing experience with much help from all the participants. I would like to say, WOW!!! What a…

New Pottery

I have been experimenting with some new glazes and some trying black clay. Using the clear glaze on the black clay revealed a metallic speckled golden sheen with many colors. I have completed several Rattles, Buddha Tiles,  and a SeaHorse… will be posting  more pictures soon. Quite pleased with the new chalky blue underglaZe ……

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Santa Barbara MOSAIC workshop

Join Perry in his Santa Barbara garden and learn the art of mosaics. Using tile and pottery, broken ceramics and special bits from his ocean bone yard. You will create a piece of work that you can finish and take home. Day one, August 8, 2009 we will start at 10 am to design and…

Sea Goddess

The Sea Goddess is finally finished. Happy in her repose. This mosaic was made using ceramic pieces by potter, Mayah Martin (the face, foot and hands and ear) and very small bird and seahorse tiles by were created by Perry. She is 36″x18″.