The pomegranate is a symbol of fruitfulness and abundance.
In Greek myth, Persephone was kidnapped by Hades and taken off to live in the underworld as his wife. Her mother, Demeter (goddess of the Harvest), went into mourning for her lost daughter and thus all green things ceased to grow. When Zeus intervened, and Persephone was returned – she had eaten 4 seeds of the pomegranate; condemning her to return. During those 4 months, when she rules besides Hades, Demeter mourns. This became an ancient Greek explanation for the seasons.
My tiles are original designs, often with a mythological or art historical reference. I sculpt and carve the original in clay and make a plaster press mold. Having a mold allows me to streamline the process and reproduce my design in multiples. Each one is hand painted with a variety of glazes and underglazes; each one is unique. They are ready to hang, bringing a little myth and symbolism to your everyday.
Prices range from $25 – 40. Please contact me for availability, or custom orders.