Donkey Tile

Donkey TileThis is a charming contemporary tile that I know absolutely nothing about. I am not even sure how this tile was made; the clay surface is really rough (intentionally so, I presume). The primitive outline of a donkey is incised into clay, and iridescent glazes that range from purple to teal cover its body. There is some incised writing in the lower right corner of the tile; it's either the artist's initials or the date, but I can't make it out. There are two additional clay elements on the frame, outside of the main tile; they are somehow attached to the frame.

The tile is set into a stained plywood frame that was obviously created by the artist. Both the tile and the frame are in pristine condition.

  • Dimensions: the tile is 5 7/8" x 5 7/8"; the frame is 10 1/4" x 10 1/4
  • Acquired: Moosup, Connecticut, May 2013

Donkey Tile

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