Meet Michael Macone of Spooner Creek in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. He creates these inspiring (and sometimes humorous) clay wall art wares. Michael grew up in a very creative environment. His mother was an artist and she encouraged his gift at an early age, teaching him to oil paint in 4th grade. He always kept busy with art and sold his first paintings to neighbors and family friends. Later on in life he developed a unique engraving technique that allows him to etch his designs right into the clay, rather than placing them only on the surface. This gives the work a dimensional quality that can be appreciated with the hand as well as the eye.
All the colors in whimsical design are hand-glazed before the piece is kiln-fired twice to nearly 2000 degrees. The result is a fade-proof, weather-proof work of art that will last a lifetime indoors & out. Heavy maroon cord hanger.
Michael's tiles make sentimental anniversary gifts, wedding gifts, housewarming gifts or birthday gifts. Size: 2" x 4".
Posted by Amanda on 4th Sep 2011
Bought this for my wine loving friend for her birthday. Love it!
Posted by Sara Anspach on 4th Dec 2009
What a fun gift for a wine lover! I like the idea of wrapping a bottle of wine, slinging this humorous tag around the neck, and bringing it as a hostess gift. Handmade in the US too!