Artisan switch plates make unique and thoughtful holiday gifts! To surprise your friends/family, take images of a few light switches and then place your order. Each piece will be handcrafted with extreme attention to detail, with 10% off for 3 or more pieces, and with no shipping charges!
Who said that switch plates always have to be rectangular or square?
These pieces take on the shape that they want and the idea is to have a 2D sculpture on your wall that serves its intended function as well. They are textured and gilded, just as all the other ones that I show on my site. Right now, I`m making them in oversize standard singles, and will work on other sizes later on. Scroll down to see more textured pieces. email@example.com for more information.
Here`s a couple more that were just finished today (02/11/15). Bring on the textures!!
|This one has a metallic terracotta base and is heavily textured and gilded. Then I made aluminum spirals and gold filled wire accents. This one needs to be clicked on for the full effect.|
I now make phone jack covers (& plates to cover the space where phones jacks used to be) as well as very hard to find configurations (see the 2nd chart on the next post).
New Summer/Fall 2015 & 2016 Textures:
ranging from metallic olive to turquoise and deep azure. Available in doubles, triples,
"Melange" a mingling of so many textures, you`ll see something different each time you view it. With so many nooks, this piece has a lot of metal oxide gilding to highlight the rich textures. Available in standard sizes: doubles, triples, quads, and phone jack covers. (click on the image to see more texture detail)
"Tonga" This piece combines an intriguing texture and multiple layers of silver oxide. This piece will look lovely near any artwork or fixtures that have either black or stainless nearby.
"Waterfall" has a deep flowing texture and is gilded in teal, aqua, turquoise, and indigo. I can make this piece in triples, quads, and combos - as well as in other colors.
What happens when you take an intricate design such as the "Fauna", texture a black slab, and then gingerly gild the texture with antique silver oxide? You get a piece that has the luster of a shimmering pearl and a switch plate that is lovely to behold!
"Ginkgo Garden" is a flutter of lovely ginkgo leaves gilded with antique metal oxides. This multi-directional texture is made in the standard doubles or a phone jack cover.
A customer sent me this photo of my "Leaves of Nature" switch plates installed in her already "artified" home. Now imagine if the switch plates used were those plain white ones.... big difference! Click to see a more detailed view.
"Mandala Morning" This deeply etched texture has a rich contrast between the black slab and the intricate texture. Multiple layers of silver oxide were gilded over the surface the get this effect.
Texture, texture, and then more texture! This is a linear Texture Collage with enough nooks so that it could be gilded with a full array of metal oxides. This one can stand alone on a bare wall as a decorative statement.
"Celebration" has so many free form geometric shapes and lines that it must be viewed from edge to edge in order to take in all the textures. The silver gilding over the black base makes this texture even more vibrant. Perfect for an entry way (available in triples and doubles) or for a long hallway.
"Joyous" is a jovial medley of textures that seem to wander throughout this piece. Colors range from metallic olive to the deepest azures and shimmer when light hits it.
"The Giving Tree" has lots of bold lines, its theme is universal, and it is gilded with multiple layers of antique silver oxide. I make these in the standard quads only and in the copper/bronze & teal/indigo combinations. Simply gorgeous!!
"Bouquet" has so many metal oxides overlapped and combined. I used copper, burnt copper, antique copper, bronze, antique bronze, brass, and antique brass. The matt texture makes the colors even more vibrant. The picture doesn`t begin to capture the beauty of this piece! I make these in double and single standard sizes and in the copper/bronze combination too.
"Journeys" has a multi-layered and wandering texture across the surface of the piece. Metal oxides were mixed and blended to get a sort of drifting effect. Made in quads and triple standards.
Here are a couple of quints, both were custom orders. Click on each image in order to see all the detail.
This is a version of Linear Collage made for a talented weaver/instructor for her work space.
Yes, I make cabinet knobs too! This link takes you to the page where all the knobs are: http://ow.ly/10Feaq
Textured mixed media mosaics are further down, or you can click: http://bit.ly/1Ow3rec
******* New Decora Gallery for 2016:
A never ending parade of textures to grace your walls! Many of these textures can be done as a single, triple, or a quad Decora - please inquire.
|"Ocean Waves" this bold texture conveys a swirling motion.|
"Edges" is an intricate texture gilded with mostly copper and bronze.
"Star Gazing" This bold and deeply etched texture adds just the right finishing touch to your well thought out decor.
"Lace" This texture has several layers, creating an intriguing 3D effect.
"River Bed" - another intricate and detailed texture with a lot to see. Click to enlarge.
"Rubies" with its array of texture and depth, cause the mundane to be "artified".
See the other Decora Gallery on my site further down this post, or simply click on the shortcut link below. The gallery is about half way down.