Decorative Custom Designed Ceramic Tiles, Garden Sculpture, Plaques, Sculpture, and More
Ceramic Tiles -- We specialize in handmade, decorative tiles, garden sculpture, and sculpture in-the-round.

BLISS STUDIOS NEWS

 

DURING THE WINTER WE CAN ONLY SHIP IN-STOCK ITEMS.  PRODUCTION WILL START AGAIN IN JUNE.  SCULPTURE PROJECTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

Our tiles and sculptures are available at Sea Meadows, Shipshape, Premier Imprints, Rockport Art Association (all in Massachusetts) and Pandora's Box in Sanibel, FL.  For addresses see the Where To See Our Tiles tab.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL 978-239-4127.

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The bronze Great Blue Heron sculpture will be on display at the Bristol Art Museum in Bristol, RI for a collaborative show called "Cape Ann Comes to Bristol".  The show will begin November 30th and close sometime around the New Year.

We are again participating in the National Marine Life Center's Spectacle of Trees in Buzzards Bay, MA.  The decorated trees are on display at the Cape Cod Mall from December 1-9.  This fundraiser raises money for their marine animal rehabilitation and education programs.

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A brief history of the Golden Cod --Years ago great fleets of vessels sailed from Massachusetts' ports to fish for cod on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.  The massive catches of cod supported nearly 400 schooners in these ports, a multitude of shore-side businesses and a boat building industry that made the shipyards on the North Shore among the busiest and best known in the world.  Displaying the Golden Cod on the facade of one's home is an ode to Massachusetts historical connection with the fishing industry.  It symbolizes what made the Massachusetts Bay Colony thrive and prosper.

Bliss Studios is now making ceramic golden cod in three sizes -- 8", 10" and 15".  A 20" version is in the works.  The picture above shows the 8" golden cod on our mailbox.

The Bliss Studios' 15" Golden Cod was presented at the Massachusetts State House on September 28, 2017, to be displayed in the Interim Senate Chambers.  See the About Us tab for more on the presentation.

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GIFTS

The Rockport Art Association, rockportarta ssn.org, has opened a gift shop in their reception area and some of our pieces, including ornaments and pendants, are available for purchase.  They have a variety of gifts by local artists and artisans as well as books and greeting cards.  Stop in and enjoy the latest exhibit.  Bliss Studios' tiles and garden sculpture can also be found at Sea Meadows in Essex and Shipshape in Marblehead.  If you get away to Florida over the winter, visit Pandora's Box on Sanibel Island.

WEBSITE NEWS

Sculpture

Custom projects welcome any time, in relief or in the round -- ceramic, bronze or Fiberglas.  Commissions accepted for a relief portrait to commemorate a loved one or pet.  Please call to discuss.

Sculpture for your garden is now available, but pieces can also be displayed on a coffee table, mantle or bookshelf.  The collection includes a variety of ducks, herons, turtles, a terrapin, a toad, a snail, a hermit crab and even a mermaid.

When visiting Boston, don't forget to visit the Tropical Forest building at the Franklin Park Zoo and see the bronze Gorilla Portrait by Robert Bliss.

 Ocean Collection

Our ocean collection of stand-alone pieces includes a Cod, Seahorse, Sea Serpent, Striped Bass, School of Fish, Sea Bass, Humpback Whale, Bluefish, Octopus, and Sea Turtle.  

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If you have a special or personal design you want sculpted on a tile, in relief, a stand-alone piece, or a portrait, Bliss Studios can do that for you in just about any size. 

My wife, Karen, helps with the glazing process. Each tile is an individual piece of art from beginning to end.

Our clay of choice is Bright White-High Fire Stoneware Clay which is one of the finest clays you can use for ceramics.  Any one of our ceramic sea collection pieces makes the perfect gift for anyone.

We hope you enjoy our distinctive tiles, sculptures, garden sculptures and stand-alone pieces.

Robert and Karen Bliss

 

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Bliss Studios
9 Juniper Rd.
Gloucester MA 01930
 
(978) 239-4127
(978) 325-1129
E-mail: robertblissstudios@gmail.com
 
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