Handmade Tile

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

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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...

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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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I am ready to start taking orders for field tiles again! It sounds like Ohio and Pennsylvania (where my clay comes from) are going to begin to gradually re-open non-essential businesses beginning early next month. After talking to my clay supplier, as well as THEIR clay supplier, I am feeling confident that I will not run out of clay and therefore have added plain field tiles back to the online store.  Don't forget that field tiles are made to order! Small orders often ship in a month or less. Large orders may take longer! If you have any questions, please...

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Usually I avoid talking about current events here, but the arrival of COVID-19 isn't just any event. It is THE event. Practically the only topic of discussion right now. So I feel I have to give an update about how it is affecting my business. Governor Mike DeWine issued a "stay at home" order for the entire state of Ohio which went into effect at 11:59 last night. It requires all nonessential businesses to close for at least 2 weeks. Though ceramic art falls squarely in the nonessential category, Emu Tile is exempt because it is a home based business with...

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My snail and frog tiles aren't usually oriented on the diagonal. For this special request, I modified them once they were out of their molds by cutting off the corners and reattaching them to make a diamond shape. (I promise I usually don't cut corners!) Only about a week after I sent these tiles out, I received these beautiful installation pictures in my inbox: I love the contrast between the black slate field tiles and white cupboards and feature tiles. The lighting in this room must be amazingly good, because these pictures really bring out the detail in the white feature...

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