Tumbled Stone Ceramic Wall Art
Custom tile for indoor and outdoor settings
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From the Dog Park to the Clay Studio

Mon, Apr 18th, 2016 This is the quintessential story of never really knowing where a conversation will lead! I acquired the most delightful puppy two years ago. Ty, my beloved rescue dog selected me to be his owner while I was in San Antonio, TX doing an art show. Though I love dogs, I was in no way looking for one...but Ty had other ideas. As we played in my client's yard, at 12 weeks old, he laid his head on my lap, looked up at me and essentially said -- I'm yours. I was smitten!

He has been a joy and a love ever since. He is a friendly boy and has quickly widened my circle of friends & acquaintances in my travels and here at home. Many of my neighbors in St. Pete know him from our 3-4 walks a day through town. On one of those walks Ty met Billie Blu - a black australian shepherd who has become his best friend. They are perfectly suited romping partners.

As it happens in the dog world, if the dogs are buddies...then the owners get to know one another and often become friends. Thus began the intersection of dogs, art and this most recent commission!

I met Lynne first - she is the morning walker of Blu. Patti came to the park a few months later but I felt as though I knew her from all our early morning life chats. Together the three of us love our dogs and laugh at their acrobatic feats and funny games. As I shared my traveling lifestyle with Lynne and Patti, they became curious about the work I do and asked for my website. They liked what they saw and decided to come to an art show in Tampa to see my work in person. First they were going to purchase a small tile piece, but once they went home to look at their walls, they decided to commission me to create a piece for their main living room wall. And so begins another chapter in the tale about the intersection of dog love and art appreciation!

Based on a piece Lynne and Patti saw in my booth, I created 2 drawings for them, worked out a few details and then settled on a size & composition that is a perfect fit. Their wall sculpture is next in line in the clay studio and the tile work began last week. I created th first piece... worked on a few other commissions and created a second one for them.

Both compositions are similar, but the difference is in the details. Each has a water feature with nature grasses and small carved flowers. The water texture is similar, but the currents change and the focus of the composition is adjusted. The big differences will show in the glazing.

The first art piece is glazed and now on Patti & Lynne's wall. In a few weeks, I'll show them the other one and see if they want to trade it out. They sure seem to like this one!

Alas, #2 came to Lynne & Patti's home for its showing. They both agreed it was a tough decision. The colors in one, the texture in another, the mood and feel of both. In the end, Patti & Lynne loved the trellis detail of #1 and the pop of the flowers at the base. The final decision was made and Serenity, as they titled it, went back on the wall. But something exciting is coming... they've decided that an accent color is needed on this newly designed entry wall. A soft lime green has been decided upon... it will be painted within the month... and photos will follow.

Do you want to join me in a journey to transform a room in your home? Reach out and let's begin a conversation. We can talk about your space, you can share images and I can offer some suggestions and a proposal. All that is still exploratory. There is no obligation until we sign a contract. I would love to add you to my family of collectors. Here's a look at what clients experience In Their Own Words.




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Ty among Jacaranda petals
Ty among Jacaranda petals
ceramic wall art tiles dog parks and art
Ty among Jacaranda petals
Brenda & Ty's first kiss
Brenda & Ty's first kiss
at Chrissie & Tony's home in San Antonio, TX
Brenda & Ty's first kiss
Ty at 13 weeks old
Ty at 13 weeks old
hand made ceramic wall art tile one of a kind
Ty at 13 weeks old
A Blurry Threesome: Ty, Blu & Jessie
A Blurry Threesome: Ty, Blu & Jessie
Ty, Blu and good ole Jessie...romping about
Hand made ceramic wall art tile at dog park in Gulfport Fl
A Blurry Threesome: Ty, Blu & Jessie
Billie Blu at Gulfport Park
Billie Blu at Gulfport Park
Brenda McMahon creates one of a kind sculptural wall art tile
in Gulfport, Fl for clients nationwide
Billie Blu at Gulfport Park
Ty and Blu... resting
Ty and Blu... resting
Sculptural wall art tile for indoor and outdoor installations
Custom Orders of stoneware tile art available.
Ty and Blu... resting
Ty - catching a look
Ty - catching a look
One of a kind ceramic wall art tile hand made by
Ceramic Artist Brenda McMahon
Ty - catching a look
The wall!
The wall!
Seen from the entry, living room & pool area
one of a kind custom made ceramic wall art tile
The wall!
The outside view
The outside view
creating custom wall art tile for indoor and outdoor
by Brenda McMahon ceramic artist
The outside view
The piece that started it all
The piece that started it all
hand made ceramic wall art murals by
Ceramic Artist Brenda McMahon
The piece that started it all
Sample composition & colors
Sample composition & colors
hand made stoneware wall art tile for residential
and commercial settings.
Sample composition & colors
Beginning with clay blocks
Beginning with clay blocks
hand made ceramic wall art tile by
Brenda McMahon
Beginning with clay blocks
Hand Cut Each Tile..
Hand Cut Each Tile..
Ceramic wall sculpture with tumbled stones
by Ceramic Artist Brenda McMahon
Hand Cut Each Tile..
The Clay Canvas - empty
The Clay Canvas - empty
Sculptural wall art by Brenda McMahon
custom made kitchen and bath tiles
The Clay Canvas - empty
Some tools of the trade
Some tools of the trade
stoneware tile for kitchens and baths
Indoor and outdoor wall sculpture
Some tools of the trade
Sketching the scene
Sketching the scene
one of a kind handmade wall tile for kitchens and bathrooms
Custom orders welcome
Sketching the scene
Wavy water texture
Wavy water texture
Sculptural ceramic wall art
Indoor and out door wall art pieces
Wavy water texture
Flower details
Flower details
custom ceramic wall art tile
by Brenda McMahon Ceramicist
Flower details
filling out and texturizing
filling out and texturizing
one of a kind kitchen backsplash and bathroom
wall art tile hand made by Brenda McMahon
filling out and texturizing
carving is next
carving is next
Day two of creating one of a kind ceramic
wall art tile custom artwork
carving is next
hand cutting tiles for #2
hand cutting tiles for #2
hand made ceramic wall art tile
by artist Brenda McMahon
hand cutting tiles for #2
laying out the 'clay canvas'
laying out the 'clay canvas'
sculptural wall art murals for the home or business
hand made tile wall art
laying out the 'clay canvas'
Adding Texture
Adding Texture
Sculptural ceramic wall art tile
by Brenda McMahon
Adding Texture
Defining Details
Defining Details
Creating custom ceramic wall art tile for clients
Bathrooms, Kitchen, Indoor & Outdoors
Defining Details
Full shot #2
Full shot #2
sculptural wall art ceramic tile
hand made by Brenda McMahon
Full shot #2
#2 out of the kiln
#2 out of the kiln
hand made ceramic wall art tile
wild flower wall art tile
#2 out of the kiln
Details of #2
Details of #2
Ceramic wall art tile with wild flowers
Natural Grass wall art tile made by Brenda McMahon
Details of #2
#2 Stone & flower detail
#2 Stone & flower detail
sculptural custom art tile by Brenda McMahon
Custom orders for kitchens & baths
#2 Stone & flower detail
#2 Juicy glaze!
#2 Juicy glaze!
Custom wall art tile for kitchen & baths
hand made wall art tile
#2 Juicy glaze!
#2 flower details
#2 flower details
custom botanical wall art tile
flowers carved in clay hand made tile
#2 flower details
creating the frame...
creating the frame...
custom framed wall art tile
by Brenda McMahon
creating the frame...
My Assistant Extraordinaire!
My Assistant Extraordinaire!
Helping with free delivery & installation
hand made ceramic wall art tile by Brenda McMahon
My Assistant Extraordinaire!
#2 On the Wall!
#2 On the Wall!
custom ceramic wall art tile with carved wild flowers
hand made by ceramic artist brenda mcmahon
#2 On the Wall!
#1 Finished
#1 Finished
ceramic wall art tile
custom orders for residential and commercial settings
#1 Finished
#1 grass detail
#1 grass detail
sculptural wall art tile
Brenda McMahon Ceramics
#1 grass detail
#1 flower detail
#1 flower detail
dimensional wall art tiles
Brenda McMahon Ceramics
#1 flower detail
#2 Trellis Detail they loved!
#2 Trellis Detail they loved!
hand made stoneware tiles for kitchens & baths
created by Ceramic Artist Brenda McMahon
#2 Trellis Detail they loved!
#1 top detail
#1 top detail
Textural ceramic wall murals
Brenda McMahon Ceramics
#1 top detail
Lynne & Patti are proud owners!
Lynne & Patti are proud owners!
Custom wall art tile for indoors & outdoors
textural stoneware art tile
Lynne & Patti are proud owners!
And they're now good friends!
And they're now good friends!
sculptural wall art tile
by Brenda McMahon Ceramics
And they're now good friends!
#2 Wins
#2 Wins
dimensional wall art tile
for custom orders
#2 Wins
Thank you Ty & Blu...
Thank you Ty & Blu...

Thank you Ty & Blu...

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