Leif Sporck

Suttons Bay, Michigan

Created in 2016-17
Material: ceramic tile

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Of this piece, Sporck writes, "After the discovery of the stone circle at the bottom of Grand Traverse Bay and my trips to Norway where I toured monolithic artifacts, my vision is to create one of my own using ceramic tile."  The monolith was created by adhering ceramic tiles to a handmade ceramic base in the shape of a tombstone.

With over 500 unique designs, the mission of Sporck Tileart is to make ceramic tiles like no one else -- to push the limits of ceramic tile art in our own unique style.  Nature and life in the great outdoors inspires our work.

Leif is the son of two artists.  He grew up in Leelanau County, Michigan, with a ceramic studio and and gallery in his backyard. He needed no formal artistic education to start his business because his skills were inherent, as he has played with clay from the age of 1. He founded Sporck Tileart in 2001.  

Leif is of Norwegian descent and thinks his Viking ancestry may have graced him with the ability to carve designs in clay, but it may also have been the influence of a lifetime spent in Leelanau County.   Sporck Tileart has produced tens of thousands of tiles.  They can be installed in an indoor/outdoor tile project and used as accents, they can be used as spoon rests or hot plates, and most commonly they are used as treasures...small paintings that are affordable, handmade, original, and can be displayed for all to see on a stand, hung on a wall using a nail, or just stilling on a desk like a paper weight. 

Approximate dimensions:

3’ high, 2’ wide, 1’ deep

250 pounds


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