Normally plants and animals are the inspirations for my tiles, but recently a client requested that I come up with some new geometric designs in the 2x2 and 3x3 inch sizes, so I sculpted some out of plasticine clay, which I then made molds of. Here is a picture of the sculpting process:
Once a mold has been made, I can replicate the designs hundreds of times or more. This customer wanted their set of tile to be glazed in white, but these tiles could be glazed in any color.
Not every design in this collection is completely new. The "geometric pod" above was previously available in the three by three inch size and now it is also available in the two by two inch size as well. Ditto the "quatrefoil" design below:
The "pointed oval" design is completely new..
...as is the "cut out cross:"
I made more 2x2 inch designs than 3x3 inch ones. Here are the two inchers:
And here are the three inch tiles:
This was a fun little project! I am not going to give up making representational tiles anytime soon, but I have added these new nonrepresentational geometric designs to the website and I will be happy to make them for anyone who wants them. You can explore my whole collection of geometric tiles here.