Terra cotta Fireplace

Submitted by Elle Leonard

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Client: Private Residence

Location: Fisher Island, FL, United States

Completion date: 1998

Artwork budget: $5,000

Project Team

Artist

Elle Leonard

Architectural Ceramics

Industry Resource

Sunny McLean

Sunny McLean and Company

Overview

12 sq ft of originally designed relief terra cotta fireplace surround with handmade tile hearth

Goals

The goal was to add history, warmth to create a story in a newly build home.

Process

This is one of two clients I never personally met. All the design was driven through the designer. I submitted several terra cotta samples, some with glaze, some without.The warm palette of the natural terra cotta was the perfect choice. It reads of another time, a European feel.

Additional Information

This project is still one of my favorites. Although not shown in the photograph, this fireplace is in the master bedroom.. It's so cozy!