The kitchen backsplash in this new rustic mountain home
features the wildlife from the surrounding forest. Bears, rabbits,
squirrels and deer keep the cooks company on a red terra-cotta field.
The field tile has been enhanced in color and deepened in tone
by a layering of terra sigilatta; a thin iron-rich clay slip
brushed on before firing. The forest fauna are glazed in marigold.
One tile to the side features a white squirrel to honor the mysterious
Brevard white squirrels.