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This unique Athens Block plate is in the shape of Ohio. You could use it as a coaster, paperweight or decorative piece. A twist on the block but a nod to tradition. The plate is roughly 4" x 4".
The state plate does not come with the stand.
The Athens Block company, founded in 1891 by Fred Stadler, D.H. Doan and James Drew, left a legacy of finely fired bricks that are still a noticeable part of Southeast Ohio's landscape. Athens Block brick collectibles are made by artists James and Erin Robinson of Athens Block’s Art Studio, established in 2001. Learn more about Athens Block Studio.
Meet the Artists, from Athens Block Studio:
"Seven years ago, while attending graduate art school at Ohio University, I excavated over 2,500 "Athens Blocks" from the hills surrounding the Hocking River. I used these bricks to create a sculpture garden behind my studio in Athens, Ohio.
Upon sharing this experience with others I soon learned almost everyone in the area has an "Athens Block" experience to share and that they shared this experience with great enthusiasm. My wife, Erin, and I met at Ohio University and once we graduated we decided to merge our ceramic studio and foundry together to create renderings of the "Athens Block". We did this to recognize and celebrate the historical and cultural connection a simple brick has made with the Athens community over time.
We hope you will enjoy the various ways "Athens Block" has returned."
Athens Block LLC & Athens Block are Trade Marked