After completing the first series of Celestial Bodies tile pieces, I embarked on a larger more ambitious effort in my research during the winter of 2019 – 2020. I decided to increase the scale from 8″ x 8″ to 24″ x 24″ porcelain tiles, choosing four colors to work with; black, white, green and blue. The expanded scale provided an expanded space to explore. The multiple firing schedule challenged my skill set as a ceramic artist (each piece is fired a minimum of four or five times). Utilizing ceramic china paint, ceramic decals and gold luster, each tile explores my interpretation of the Milky Way. Celestial Bodies 2: Exploring the Milky Way Halo are available as a group of four or individually; prices upon request.