Handmade Tile

Doesn't this kitchen seem inviting? It's in a log cabin in the Northeast.  Over the stove, there are two six by six inch "Birds on a Branch" tiles surrounded by two by two inch tiles featuring various plants and animals.  Normally "birds on a branch" is a three tile set; I like how the homeowners mixed it up by making it shorter and adding an assortment of two by twos. Here is a close up of the smaller tiles before they were installed: The woman who lives in this house told me that her father, a second generation tile setter,...

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A large number of fresh tiles recently arrived at indigenous craft gallery in beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio. From October 13th through the end of the month, 20% of the purchase price of all tiles made by me will be donated to the Save the Animals foundation. Here is some of what is available: 3"x3" handmade tiles in leaf green glaze and cobalt wash Save the animals is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter which has had a challenging year this year. You can help by shopping at indigenous gallery! 2"x2" handmade tiles    I tried to include lots of animals designs in...

Art Tile Show, Arts & Crafts Gallery, Handmade Tile -

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Here is a little secret: a lot of the time I think my customers are more creative than I am. They always manage to install my tiles in new and wonderful ways that I never would have thought of! Take this installation, for example: The homeowners wanted their sophisticated new kitchen to have some earthy, arty, one-of-a-kind features that reflect who they are as people. They came up with the idea to inlay a grouping of art tiles behind the sink. Each tile represents a plant or animal that has meaning in their lives. And because they are fellow Ohioans,...

Ceramic Handmade Tile Installations, Kitchen Tiles Ideas, Ohio Tiles -

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The tiles in this installation shipped several years ago. I remember this specific order because I thought the tiles came out so nicely that I took a picture and had it printed on promotional postcards which I send out with other tile orders. Since I see the picture of these tiles frequently, I often wondered where they ended up. My curiosity was satisfied last night when these remarkable pictures arrived in my inbox. The homeowners designed and built this staircase themselves, with help from Community Builders of Cedarville, Ca. They also installed tiles on the risers! The lighter colored field tiles...

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A fireplace in a home library goes from drab to fab with the addition of art tiles and a handcrafted mantle and woodwork

Ceramic Handmade Tile Installations, Fireplace Hearth Tiles, Fireplace Tile Ideas -

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Oh, how I love customer installation photos! Pictures of this lovely shower just arrived in my inbox and I couldn't be more pleased. The homeowner mixed some of my 2"×2" feature tiles in leaf green glaze with tiles from other manufacturers. Not sure who made the subway tiles, but the green glass tiles are Merola "forest." Love how the stripe of feature tiles is right at eye level!  I wanted to call this set of photos "emerald bath" because the band of green reminds me of an emerald necklace, but the colors are closer to forest green than emerald.  Whatever you...

Bathroom Tiles Design, Ceramic Handmade Tile Installations, Handmade Tile Bathroom Ideas, Tile Ideas for Bathroom -

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Getting pictures of this kitchen put a smile on my face. It is always a delight to receive customer installation photos! What a thrill and honor to see the creative ways that people integrate my tiles into their homes. These particular homeowners ordered 4x4 inch maple leaf tiles in autumn glaze, then asked their installer to spread them randomly throughout their kitchen backsplash, as if they were sent fluttering by a gentle fall breeze. The installer suggested turning them in all different directions to really give the feel of leaves in fall. The field tiles are by another Ohio tile company...

Arts and Crafts Tile, Ceramic Handmade Tile Installations, Handmade Tile, Kitchen Tiles Ideas -

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This design is about 15 years old, but it never made it on the this website or into production until now. After sculpting it and making a mold back in 2004 or 2005, I set it aside and forgot about it. When I rediscovered the mold, I decided I like the design and wanted to add it to my line, but was at a loss as to what I should call it. I sought help on the Emu Tile Instagram page and got two suggestions: "delicate flowers" and "dainty floret," which I combined to make the name, "delicate floret." (Thanks,...

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