Robert Harrison

Tile Houses

I started my first series of Tile Houses in 2009 for a solo exhibition at the Turman Larison Contemporary gallery in Helena, Montana. The glazed fired tiles are water-jet cut to my specifications and re-fired at Quarry Tile Company in Spokane, Washington. Once in my Granitwood Studio, I fire ceramic decals (both custom and commercially produced), china paint and gold luster onto the ceramic tile surfaces prior to final assembly.

  • 2009 - 2012
  • Four sizes from 6" to 13.5" square at base

The decal imagry on the surfaces of the houses is wide-ranging and eclectic. I began using decals in my ceramic work after experiencing an exhibition of the late Howard Kottler’s plates in 1973.