Arlene Knaak

Arlene Knaak ceramic wall art
I am a ceramic artist transplanted here in 1965 from Rhode Island. I settled in Liberty (Gassaway), Tennessee 40 years ago on 165 acres where I raised my family and have my studio and sales gallery.

My wall art consists of clay tiles that are handmade. They are either impressed with various plants and wildflowers before they dry or are carved when leather hard. The tiles are then fired in my kiln and sometimes stained. Lastly, they are smoke-fired in straw. The smoke-firing leaves straw patterns in the clay, and the heat from the fire changes the coloring. I enjoy the straw-firing technique and how it changes the appearance on the surfaces of the tiles. My wall pieces seem to fit in any décor, whether traditional or contemporary. - Arlene

Arlene's work is available at the gallery year-round. Please stop in or call to view work. Each tile is a one-of-a-kind.
Arlene Knaak ceramic wall art
Single tile for wall or displayed on an easel
Arlene Knaak ceramic wall art
Four tiles. Ready for wall hanging.
Arlene Knaak ceramic wall art
Four tiles. Ready for wall hanging.
Arlene Knaak ceramic wall art
Double tile. Wall hanging or tabletop.
Arlene Knaak ceramic wall art
Double tile. Wall hanging or tabletop.
Arlene Knaak ceramic wall art
Double tile. Wall hanging or tabletop.