What is more central to civilization and the building of cultures and history than bread and the grain from which it’s made? My strange interest in grain was spurred by my current fervor for ancient history. As I read, I kept coming across information about imported and exported grain, such as Egyptian grain for Roman subjects. The idea crystallized: I visualized a sheaf of wheat. Ceres, Demeter. I felt like I must truly be going insane because I thought about grains of wheat for days! The image kept coming back to me. So, I decided to use the iconic sheaf of wheat motif to make an Arts & Crafts style tile. I started working on it several weeks ago, finished the detailing today, covered it up and put it back in the damp room to slowly dry.