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1/11/19

Installation Photos: A Closer Look

Hey, everyone!

In our previous Wet Dog Blog posts we shared some new installation photos that were added to the Photos and Ideas page on our website. Today we'd like to take a closer look at a couple of those photos and go behind the scenes to show a special part of the mural-making process!

Part of the our design process for custom projects like these includes having our artists create a detailed, scaled concept drawing, specifying the glazes colors and mosaic textures to be used. Not only does it give the client an idea of the final product, but it also aids as a template for our artists during the layout process. Check out the progression from sketch to final installations below!


You can see with the photos above that our artists are able to create a sketch that, if there are no revisions, is near identical to the final product! With the correct measurements provided by the customer we were able to create a custom mural that perfectly fit into the desired space - this one has an arched top!




This project was a little more involved! For this shower installation our artists created a sketch showing how the design would wrap each surface. We're super excited to see the final installation photo because projects with multiple surfaces are always hard to envision while laying the pieces out initially!


Is this something you'd like to see more of? We love seeing the "before" and after photos and would love to share more if you're interested! In the meantime, check out the Photos & Ideas page on our website for more installation photos - it's updated regularly! Have a great weekend, everyone!




1/5/19

More Installation Photos!


Hey, everyone! Happy New Year!

We've got a few more new installation photos we'd like to share. In addition to these, there are even more new photos that were added to the Photos & Ideas page on our website so be sure to check them out when you get the chance!

This custom bathtub mosaic border was made using our Small Flip Flops, Small Dolphins, Extra Small Starfish, and more.

This custom mural is huge! For reference, the blue Lobster in the bottom right corner is 12". We used various turtles, seahorses, jellyfish, and more! 

This installation is definitely one of our favorite designs we've done. This custom mural features turtles, seahorses, crabs, starfish, shells, and much more.


Be sure to visit the Photos & Ideas page on our website to see the rest of the new batch of installation photos! There are new additions to all three galleries.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

12/14/18

New Installation Photos!

Hey, everyone!

We'd like to share a few new installation photos from the Photos and Ideas page on the Wet Dog website. These photos are sent in to us after installation by the customer - it's always exciting to see what the final product looks like in the space it was designed for. 

Check out the photos below and be sure to head on over to the Photos and Ideas page for more installation photos!


This custom mural features our Flat Sea Turtle, Small Sea Turtle, Large and Small Dolphins, various starfish, and more - all from our Ocean Dog Collection. 

Another Ocean Dog mural - this time a pre-designed mural called As The Tide Goes Out.

A custom arched set above a stainless steel range in a beautiful, open kitchen. This mural features our new glass color "Deep Ocean".

This is a super fun border that wraps around this shower stall. Turtles, mermaids, dolphins, crabs, and more!

This mural is a mix of our "As The Tide Goes Out' and "Are We There Yet?" murals from the Ocean Dog Collection. This features starfish in various sizes, Baby Sea Turtles, various shells, and more

That's all for now! Have a great weekend, everyone!

12/11/18

This Week at Wet Dog Tile!

Hello, everyone!

With the holidays fast approaching there's not much of the year left! We wanted to take a quick second to show you what we're working on this week at the shop.

We've got 3 custom murals that are almost ready to ship out. Each of these murals have an original sketch made by our artists for reference. Once each mural is laid out, it's photographed prior to gluing. Once glued it can be cut up, packaged, and shipped out!

The sketches are important because they list each component of the mural and how things will be laid out. From what 'friends' to use, to mosaic options, even down to the glaze colors for each piece.

Below you can see each sketch to go along with it's matching mural.












We'll have more to show you later this week! Stay tuned and stay warm!

11/9/18

Creating Our "In The Moonlight" Mural

Today we're going to be taking a look at a mural we've been working on this week. Some of you may recognize it - it's a variation of our "In The Moonlight" mural from the Pond Dog Collection.


The customer wanted a few things changed such as adding an otter, cattail, and oysters, and removing the lily pads shown in the standard mural below. Something important is missing...


The customer's mural is currently missing the black slate surrounding the heron and glass - but we're working on that! Since everything we create is laid out by hand there is always a touch of variation, so whenever we create the "In The Moonlight" mural we have to custom-cut slate for each mural individually.


We begin by tracing the shape of the pieces we need to surround. To make this look the best it can it needs to have a thin grout joint - in order to do that we need to trace the curves of each piece of glass to give it a snug fit.


With the outline traced onto the slate we take it outside and use a specialty wet saw that we use to cut the curved shape.



Now that the slate fits snug around the glass and Flying Heron we're able to glue, cut, package, and ship this mural!

Below is an installation photo of another variation of the "In The Moonlight" mural we've done. Even though we offer it as a 'standard' design, just like the rest of the standard designs we offer, it's very easy to customize and make it your own!


Have a great weekend, everyone!