Profile of the Artist, Mimi Ross
I have been creating custom, hand painted ceramic tiles for about 25 years now and I can honestly say that it is my passion. My background is in Fine Art. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Painting in 1989. In addition, I have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design, as well as many awards and honors in my field.
I paint each ceramic tile individually by hand, then fire the entire tile mural multiple times at close to 1900 degrees F. in one of my kilns. The glazes actually melt into the tile and become as hard and impervious as the original tile.
Self-taught when it comes to working with tiles, I use a variety of different glazes and techniques. I am always eager to work closely with the client so that his or her expectations are rewarded in the finished piece. Not one of my customers has been less than thrilled with their mural.
I particularly enjoy painting animals, landscapes, and anything unusual!