Sun Details
one of a kind wall art mural
by Brenda McMahon

Ginny - Part of Brenda's Village

Wed, Jul 6th, 2016 I am celebrating my 21st year as a full-time ceramic artist. When I first decided to make a go of it - I honestly never thought I'd get this far. It's not that I didn't think I would 'make it' - I just couldn't imagine how it would look.

As we all know, success does not happen in a vacuum. Success occurs because people believe in and support us. This story is about Ginny, one of my first 'collectors' back in New York, where I had my original studio, over 20 years ago. As the saying goes... 'It takes a village....' and Ginny is part of my village.

Ginny lives in Saratoga Springs; she first purchased saggar fired vessels from me. She attended open houses, met me at regional art shows and has stayed on my mailing list for a very long time. About a year ago, Ginny reached out (we are now Facebook friends) said she has been watching my wall work and wants one of my pieces for her home. What a delight!

I got in touch to say I'll be going to NY this summer for a string of art shows and suggested I create a piece 'just for her'. Then I can deliver and install when I'm back there and complete the full circle. She thought it was a great idea...and now her art piece is 'on the table'.

Ginny likes the feel of Red Sun Rising but needs a different size and colors. We began, as always, with drawings. Once the drawing was complete, the creating began. 3 days on the table and the sketch is in the clay, the details are clarified and from the background, to foreground the wall art mural is underway.

Once dry the tiles headed into the bisque kiln. Then onto the glazing table where the ceramic stains take on hues that will be transformed in the kiln. A 10-hour firing with a 24-hour cooling period and the results are in.

Details show brilliant blues for the water, softer blues for the sky with highlights of tan, ochre, and chocolate for the landscape and hills. Next is framing - and then it goes on the wall! I head north in late June and so shall this art piece, where I'll deliver and install it in Ginny's home in early July.

The installation is complete and Ginny was speechless! Rising Sun II looks beautiful in her living room. Soon a new couch and accent run will tie the whole room together.

Thank you Ginny... for being a part of my Village... and for your love of my work!
Would you like to be a part of my 'village'? Contact Me to discuss art for your home!



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On the Wall
On the Wall

On the Wall
On my Studio Wall
On my Studio Wall
handmade ceramic wall art tile
custom handmade ceramic tile
On my Studio Wall
A distant view
A distant view
handmade custom ceramic wall art tile by Brenda McMahon Ceramics
one of a kind kitchen & bath backsplashes
A distant view
Ginny's Wall
Ginny's Wall
creating one of a kind dimensional wall art tile
by Brenda McMahon
Ginny's Wall
Red Sun Rising - Our sample
Red Sun Rising - Our sample
creating one of a kind ceramic wall art tile
an independent artists peek inside process
Red Sun Rising - Our sample
Coral & other texture tools
Coral & other texture tools
sculptural wall art tile and saggar fired
ceramic vessels
Coral & other texture tools
Begin with raw clay
Begin with raw clay
ceramic wall art tile
bathrooms & kitchen backsplashes
Begin with raw clay
lay out 28 tiles
lay out 28 tiles
creatine one of a kind tile art
all made by hand
lay out 28 tiles
plants begin to emerge
plants begin to emerge
a behind the scenes look at creating
wall art tile
plants begin to emerge
A view from above
A view from above
ceramic wall art tile
hand made one of a kind
A view from above
river texture
river texture
see how ceramic artist Brenda McMahon creates
one of a kind wall art tile
river texture
water texture
water texture
custom handmade ceramic wall art tile
by Brenda McMahon Ceramics
water texture
River view
River view
ceramic sculptural wall tile
custom made art tile
River view
Full View
Full View
custom hand made ceramic wall art tile
custom orders welcome
Full View
A Sketch to begin
A Sketch to begin
creating one of a kind ceramic wall art tile
custom orders and special sizes available
A Sketch to begin
Over 15 ceramic stains used
Over 15 ceramic stains used
to glaze this handmade tile wall art
Custom Tile art by Brenda McMahon
Over 15 ceramic stains used
Details of the delicate grasses
Details of the delicate grasses
in this Custom wall art tile
hand made one of a kind!
Details of the delicate grasses
Flower details
Flower details
ceramic stains transform with heat
The colors of this wall art tile will change too
Flower details
Sun detail with Velvet Underglaze red
Sun detail with Velvet Underglaze red
on this custom ceramic wall art tile
tile mural custom made
Sun detail with Velvet Underglaze red
Out of the Kiln
Out of the Kiln
Sun detail of sculptural wall art mural
handmade tile by Brenda McMahon Ceramics
Out of the Kiln
Luscious colors
Luscious colors
with a juicy surface on handmade tiles
custom wall art by Brenda McMahon
Luscious colors
Deep blue River
Deep blue River
custom wall art tile glazed
and handmade by Brenda McMahon
Deep blue River
Finished & Framed
Finished & Framed

Finished & Framed

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