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7/26/2014 - "GRANT US THE PEACE THAT WE SEEK"
My Sunday church service ends with the above refrain!

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, areas of Africa; will it ever end?

Our block print artist Yoshiko Yamamoto was born and raised in Japan so for her, the observance of the August 6th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima is a solemn occasion. Last year Yoshiko and her family attended the Seattle area floating Peace Lantern ceremony "From Hiroshima to Hope" which advocates world peace and opposes warfare and violence.

Yoshiko subsequently created a block print depiction of the ceremony and yes, that‘s Yoshiko’s 6 yr old daughter launching the paper lantern.

This block print was hand-carved by Yoshiko who then had to make an additional 13 polymer color relief blocks to create the beautiful night time scene.

This is a 14 color limited edition of only 180 signed and numbered prints with the first 50 donated to the "From Hiroshima to Hope" event organizers to help fund the annual Seattle event.

Available matted or matted and framed in quarter-sawn oak by Dard Hunter Studios.

How fitting a memorial for the past and how appropriate an inspiration for the future!

You can Order Here.

 
7/12/2014 - TIME TO HAVE A SECOND PEEK ? ? ?

Framed CHARLEY HARPER Tiles are an exclusive from Motawi Tile. Charley Harper’s designs are know for being modern, charming and minimalist which fits perfectly to Motawi’s cuenca tile making technique.


Shown above are the framed 4” x 8” Cool Cardinal, the 6” x 6” Autumn Edibles and the 6” x 8” Cardinals Consorting Tiles.

Also included in several colorways are:

Shown above are the framed 4” x 4” Ladybug, Gregarious Grosbeaks and Hare Tiles.

And while you’re at it, also take another peek at CARY PHILLIPS Tiles. Cary Phillips’ bright and colorful tile designs feature birds perched in a colorful floral motif.

Shown above are the framed 6” x 8” Tropicana and Hummingbird Tiles.

All the Motawi Tiles listed above are sold framed in Dard Hunter’s quarter-sawn oak Legacy frames, so please check our website for outside frame dimensions.

To shop our entire selection of framed Motawi Tiles Click Here.

 
6/28/2014 - TECO LAMPS ! ! !
Now our EXCLUSIVE Teco Lamps in a broader selection of shades and pricing.


Shown L to R above are:
FAIR OAK WORKSHOPS TECO Orb Lamp with a bright Ivory Vellum Shade
FAIR OAK WORKSHOPS TECO Orb Lamp with a warm Honey Linen Shade
FAIR OAK WORKSHOPS TECO Orb Lamp with a formal Magnolia Pleated Silk Shade
FAIR OAK WORKSHOPS TECO Orb Lamp with a Giannini style Art Glass Shade.
CHICAGO TIFFANY STAINED GLASS TECO Orb Lamp with a Giannini style Art Glass Shade
CHICAGO TIFFANY STAINED GLASS TECO Double Gourd Lamp with a Giannini style Art Glass Shade

You can view and order by CLICKING HERE.

 
6/7/2014 - NEW ! ! ! Framed MEDICINE BLUFF 4" x 8" TILES
John Beasley, sculpture artist and ceramic tile maker of Medicine Bluff Tile in Cincinnati:

Shown L to R above are Medicine Bluff Tiles Bald Eagle, Cardinal, Chickadee, Goldfinch and Night Owl shown in Dard Hunter Studios' quarter-sawn oak frames.

Of particular note, all the Medicine Bluff Tiles are 3-dimensional which is somewhat hard to see on a 2-dimensional PC screen. Pressed from John’s 3-dimensional sculptures, the birds look ready to jump right off the frame.

CLICK HERE to shop and order.

 
6/2/2014 - SHE'S BACK ! ! !
It's Spring. The migratory birds are coming back to our northern skies and it's a thrill to watch them return! There is nothing like the happy chorus of birds chirping at dawn and they sing so well! And particularly the Chickadees, a curious friendly little bird about the size of a large egg with a cute black-cap and white breast. Jumping from branch to branch, the Chickadee is a natural acrobat.

Shown above is Yoshiko's newest block print: Chickadees I & II. What a colorful pair of block prints that will look handsome over your sideboard or mantle. Don’t be surprised if your imagination has you hearing the distinctive "chicka-dee-dee-dee-dee" as you pass by!

Available in two colorways, Chickadees I has a green & tan background while Chickadees II has a blue sky background.

Available matted or matted and framed in quarter-sawn oak by Dard Hunter Studios.

You can order Yoshiko's new Chickadee block prints and review all her other block prints by CLICKING HERE.