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Three Hares

Three Hares, six-inch, $75 Cook Inlet glacial clay art tile with collagraph printed hares in x-ray style of coastal Inuqiaq. Three hares, three ears, yet each hare has two ears! A while back I made a large woodcut (about 3-1/2′ … Continue reading

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Caribou

Caribou Six-Inch Caribou, $75 Collagraph print on clay tile body made from local glacial mud flats. The x-ray style, the depiction of the insides such as the ribs and stomach, is common to the coastal native Alaskans such as the … Continue reading

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Horizontal Pictogram: Seal, Fox, Caribou

Horizontal Pictogram: Seal, Fox, Caribou 6″ x 6″ x 3/8″, $65 Copper plate engraving, printed on slipped glacial clay, mason stains, cone 6 oxidation.

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Revised Fox & Hare

Fox & Hare, 6″ x 6″ x 3/8″, $75 One villages tale of why night follows day. The fox is the moon and the hare is the sun and they are in this continuous chase through the sky, and that … Continue reading

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Object Runway 2011 Anchorage Alaska

(Photo by Mike Conte) Here’s the back of the paper coat. The seals on the upper back are cut outs that are gesso-ed on to the etching paper. The x-ray style of showing parts of the inside like the ribs … Continue reading

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Object Runway 2011, Anchorage, Alaska

What can I say. I got People’s Choice Award for my coat construction in this years Object Runway show. I can’t make tiles all the time. It was nice to do something a bit different while the tile business is … Continue reading

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6″ Musk Ox

6″ x 6″ x 3/8″ Musk Ox, $75 Collagraph print on Cook Inlet glacial clay, multiglaze, cone 6 oxidation. There’s a musk ox farm in Palmer, north of Anchorage, and there are musk ox at the Anchorage zoo. The wool … Continue reading

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Halibut Man

6″ x 6″ x 3/8″ Halibut Man, $75 X-ray style shaman in his animal spirit form, the halibut. Collagraph print onto Cook Inlet glacial clay and oxidation fired to cone 6. I use mat boards with cut out designs to … Continue reading

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Loon

4″ x 4″ x 3/8″ Loon, collagraph print on Cook Inlet glacial clay, multiglaze cone 6 oxidation. Read up on the loon while designing the tile. Old time Inupiaqs would put a loon skull in a persons grave because it … Continue reading

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Moose

Moose, 4″ x 4″ x 0.4″, multiglazed, x-ray style, cone 6 oxidation. $35 A collagraph plate is used to print the raised black lines which when waxed act as a separator to the glazes.

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