Chaya Tile Works and Pottery
Silver Spring MD 20910
Phone: (301) 565-9443
Chaya Richman took her first pottery class in 1996. Eversince then she has been hooked. Although she began her work on thewheel, today she focuses on hand-building and tile making. Herhandcrafted, molded relief tiles merge her love for the Arts and Craftsstyle with designs from nature-shapes like flowers, leaves and animals.
Her tile making process begins with a single shape that inisolation or in a repeated pattern is carved into plaster. Clay is thenpressed into a relief mold to create the positive image of the design.The glazes she uses enhance the visual appeal of the tile.
In addition to her existing range of designs, Chaya can work directlywith clients to create a custom installation. These tiles can be usedas accent and field tiles for use on fireplaces, kitchens, baths andmore.
Chaya's hand-built pieces are inspired by patternsand textures found in nature. The shapes are functional with a visualaesthetic and tactile quality. Chaya uses a combination of hand carvedand pressed techniques to create each work. She applies a single glazeto illuminate the designs. Chaya invites people to enjoy both thevisual and tactile elements of her pottery.
Made in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, made in the USA tiles.
Tours Available: No
Brick & Mortar: No
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|Date added: 4.12.2009|