Category Archives: Tiles & Numbers

Handing Down the Art of Calligraphy

Clayworks has been hand lettering clay tiles for decades. Most of the work is done for church, school, and nonprofit “name-tile” fundraising projects. My dad, who had some experience in pen and paper calligraphy, learned to apply the technique to … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

Texas critters will surround the central Carpe Diem tile to make up a 20 in. x 20 in. plaque for the entrance of a client’s home. After setting onto concrete board, the plaque will be grouted, and the final product … Continue reading

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Just Completed

We’ve completed an order of 18 custom logo sconces for Foundations Community’s in Austin. Their sunburst logo along with a vibrant turquoise glaze adds a bright touch to their new location in South Austin. In Progress Among other inscribed paver … Continue reading

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The finished address number plaque

The finished plaque waiting to be picked up and installed on our client’s front porch. See more our work at Clayworks.net

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large house numbers

I thought our readers would like to see this house number plaque as it gets finished. the client chose the 6 inch number tiles surrounded by two shades of green square 2 inch tiles. In the  picture they have been … Continue reading

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Making shell tiles for address plaque

One of the objects I most enjoy making is the shell we use on the beach style address plaque. Maybe it’s because I grew up on the Texas coast and have fond memories of shell collecting. In order to produce … Continue reading

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Low Tech

In response to a recent UT College of Communications alumni survey (BJ’71), I had to answer that most of the writing I do now is at the lower end of technology.  It’s true that I occasionally tweet, but I spend … Continue reading

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Pick your house number style

Recent orders include house numbers with a mid-century look and a plaque for a beach house.  Number tiles turned on the diagonal combined with a turquoise triangular border have a modern feel.  Set onto concrete board and grouted, this style … Continue reading

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In Production This Week

Clayworks is working on a donor tile fund raising project for Johnson City, TX.  Also we are setting a table with critter tiles left over from a previous job.

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