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Italian artist Paola Orsoni creates lyrical fusions of terracotta, glass, and metal. She has harnessed the disruptive process of hot and cold to cajole the marriage of unlike materials into vibrant splashes of radiant color and dynamic texture.
At first glance, the artistic world of Mark Bulwinkle appears happy. Animals cavort, flowers bloom, a boy has hearts for eyes, the sun shines. The cartoon-like images seem to be laughing at us, as if there is some private joke incised into each of them.
Traversing decorative ideology, Moore draws inspiration from the styles, movements and artists that captivate her imagination. She attributes her sense of balance and graceful proportion to a Palladian symmetry and draws courage from German Expressionism.
Bobby Silverman thought he wanted to be a social geographer, the study of spatial patterns, investigating how and why we live and work where we do. On the way to getting his degree, he took a detour to Japan.
Scratched, dented, smashed, and abused, what to do with skateboard relics that are too damaged to carry their intrepid riders? Rich Moorhead appreciated the dense seven-ply laminated maple, the graffiti-inspired graphics, and turned up tails.
Gibbons had an artistic epiphany 16 years ago. “I discovered clay in 1995, and when I did everything else took a step back. I had found more than just a medium, I found my MUSE.” The internationally exhibited artist, who also creates figurative sculpture, has a “self directed” education.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on gauged porcelain tile panels (GPTP), as well as waterproofing and moisture control. Through two detailed technical focuses, learn more about the history of GPTP, how much they have evolved since their introduction almost two decades ago and how to properly handle, fabricate and install them in residential and commercial spaces. Also be sure to check out the range of new tile collections, as well as waterproofing and moisture control products, which are available on the market in our detailed product showcases.