Monday, April 11, 2011

All the Frogs are Singing Nicely!

Finally complete, all 3 frogs are happily singing away, and ready to be shipped to their new owner. Yes, these projects do take longer than ever anticipated, but the rewards of seeing them complete is many times greater than the anxiety produced by the lengthening of passing time!

Photoshop layout of fireplace for job bid.

Photo of finished fireplace.

Closeup of frogs with black liners above and below.

You can follow the whole process from start to finish on these blog posts -

Frogs - My newest carving project!

Frog #1....carved and really for casting!

The Frogs are Singing!

This Frog is Singing the Blues can even buy one of the center frogs in my lovely Walden Green glaze - he's currently in my Etsy shop!

Next carving project? I'll let you know as soon as I decide!!

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Blogger Graciela Testa Lynt said...

Magnificent! Love those frogs!

April 11, 2011 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Thanks Graciela for looking!! I do love these frogs!!

April 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Judith Frederick said...

your work is amazing! just beautiful.

April 11, 2011 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Thanks Judy - I really appreciate the feedback!!

April 11, 2011 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Madmud said...

This is fantastic! Congratulations, too on the Fern Museum.

April 12, 2011 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Thanks Madeleine!! I'm very excited about the Fernbank Museum!!

April 12, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm absolutely amazed to see our fireplace surround (sans frogs) in this post! We have exactly the same set, but it's in olive green. Do you know who the maker is? I've been trying to find out for years, and suddenly here it is!!

BTW, I have really enjoyed reading your blog. Your work is beautiful.


April 14, 2011 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Hi Christine - Thanks for reading!

The company that originally made the 4 tile set of Daylilys was the American Encaustic Tile Company (also know as AET) from Zanesville, Ohio. Tile Heritage Foundation ( carries a reproduction of the original catalogue of their tiles and it's shown in that. We were asked to reproduce the whole fireplace sometime around 1989, and it's been in our offerings ever since. It is one of my favorite tile reproductions that I've carved!!

April 15, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, that's been a 20 year mystery for me, and you solved it! We're in the process of moving, so although we'll be leaving them behind, at least I can tell the new owners where they're from.

Many thanks!---Christine in St. Louis

July 4, 2011 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Hi Christine - Happy to have solved your mystery!! They are wonderful tiles - we're huge fans of A.E.T. tiles and you were lucky to have them in your home!
L'esperance tile

July 4, 2011 at 1:13 PM  

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