About the Artist
About The Art
Either / Or Design’s tile patterns are made in jewelry-grade polymer clay to ensure that the pieces are of the highest quality. This material is extremely lightweight, shockproof, colourfast and waterproof. The patterns are handcrafted using a technique in which different colours of clay are layered on top of each other in a highly specific orientation. The layering creates a block of clay which is then compressed by hand to reduce in size, much like the making of the hard candy of which the sugar is stretched into a long form and chopped into little circles, revealing the design on the cross-section. However unlike the candy, the clay block needs to be compressed very slowly to avoid pattern distortion. This process is extremely laborious and time-consuming. The clay block is then sliced to reveal the tile pattern on the cross-section. This signature technique is used in the creation of most of the collections of the brand.