The Splatter tile by Echo Park Pottery is hand crafted, each is uniquely painted. The tile was designed by ceramicist and sculptor Peter Shire and is made by residents of the Los Angeles neighborhood Echo Park. Shire founded the pottery in 1972 to create ceramics that were more reasonably priced than his gallery work, and named it after the L.A. neighborhood where he was raised.
The tiles are crafted in small series using a slab construction, hand-rolled style, then individually hand painted. This process creates a unique splatter pattern and color combination on each with no two exactly alike. The splatter series was inspired by the paintings of Sam Francis and the ceramic construction techniques of Adrian Saxe, both artists who have lived and created in Los Angeles.
LACMA's collections include 5 works by Peter Shire, who was one of the few American members of the Memphis group (active from 1981 to 1988), founded by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass.
- Hand-formed ceramic, each piece is different with different color combinations.
- Felt pads on bottom
- Approximate dimensions 8 x 11.5 inches
- Wash by hand for longer life
- Made in Los Angeles