Kat starts with a block of wet clay, sending it through a slab roller to create a uniform thickness. Cutting out flowers, leaves, bugs and various sizes of dots from these slabs comes next. The shapes go through a multiple glazing and firing process which includes both high and low temperature firings so the tiles are impervious, brightly colored and finely detailed. Each year Kat tries to incorporate additional designs to include with the standard garden flower theme — we have quail, songbirds, bunnies, turtles, herons, trout, goldfish, and lots of other designs in the works at all times.
Harry cuts, shapes and welds steel into patio tables, coffee tables, end tables and wall frames, all designed to accept Kat’s mosaic tile designs. The frames are then either sent out for a protective powder-coat finish or sprayed with automotive clear coat. After Kat lays out the design, the tiles are glued and then grouted individually with epoxy grout to insure against cracking, fading or staining. If the item needs to be shipped to its new home, Harry builds a custom sized wooden crate to ensure it arrives safely.