Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

It has been a long time coming, but finally we are sharing with you the fantstic Rock Garden by self taught Indian artist Nek Chand. This eighteen-acre sculpture garden in the city of Chandigarh is a fantastically mystical space, started in secret in 1957 and kept hidden for 18 years. It began with a gorge in a forest near Sukhna Lake, an area ideal for … Continue reading Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

Rubik’s Cube Creations

We’re stretching our definition of ’tile’ a little further again today to celebrate a strange and mindbending art – Rubik’s Cube mosaics. The artist we are focusing on is Giovanni Contardi, a young Italian who first learnt to master the cube in 2009, later coming second in the 2011 World Rubik’s Cube Championship. With a repertoire of over 60 national records, nine European records and … Continue reading Rubik’s Cube Creations

Brooklyn-Based Barnett

Heritage, world travel, natural materials and a West African vision take form in the work of multidisciplinary artist Malene Barnett. Expressing the modern black experience within her art, Barnett uses both her work and influence to create and improve discourse on marginalisation within the arts. Founding the Black Artists + Designers Guild, Barnett offers a platform for black design professionals, providing exposure as well as … Continue reading Brooklyn-Based Barnett

Six not-quite-tile creations for Tile Addicts

Sometimes there are projects and creations that are not quite tile but that implement the same sort of methodology – be it with medium used for mosaics or with tile type materials and motifs used in a unique way. We think they belong in the Tile Addict blogosphere so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best to demonstrate why. Continue reading Six not-quite-tile creations for Tile Addicts

Chowdhary’s Certain Times

One of the first artists to feature on Diary of a Tile Addict back in 2016 (and even earlier in Tile UK where she was covered in 2003) was the incredible Lubna Chowdhary. Specialising in hand glazed, individually unique tiles, her works were once available for public consumption and purchase on a small scale for interior projects, offering vibrant artworks that can be a permanent … Continue reading Chowdhary’s Certain Times

Bright in Binghamton

Design studio specialising in tiles that delight, Susan Jablon, is responsible for a few fantastically joyful installations throughout Binghamton, New York. Founded in 2000, the company creates tiles for both residential and commercial customers, focusing on colour and motif to ensure consistent and personal style, as well as lending its talents to public art. Continue reading Bright in Binghamton

Five artists taking tile to another level

Throughout our years of Tile Addiction, we’ve been lucky enough to see the many ways that the creatives of the world have used tile to produce the most fantastic creations. Many have a cultural root in places where tile has always been of the utmost importance, such as Portugal and Italy, and many have found ways to make un-loved and wasted tiles beautiful again. Each … Continue reading Five artists taking tile to another level

Multidimensional Mosaics from Menel Hüzmeli

Turkish artist Menel Hüzmeli has been producing mosaics for over 12 years in the Affan quarter of the Hatay province. In a country with a strong mosaic heritage, Hüzmeli’s works take enormous strides to stand alone, pioneering a three-dimensional style that literally stands out from the crowd. Continue reading Multidimensional Mosaics from Menel Hüzmeli

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Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Ceramic graffiti is a wonderful thing and we love covering it here at Diary of a Tile Addict. But there are still people who don’t know that it exists, or where to find artists and installations. To help remedy this we have compiled a list to share the fantastic work of those spreading the magic of ceramics. Continue reading Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Tiled staircases around the globe

We’ve covered a few mosaic marvels in our time – including the incredible Myaamia mural, the Mosaic Tile House, and the phenomenal Fusterlandia in Havana – each demonstrating the beauty of ceramics and the transformative nature of tile. So today we are exploring a niche within this art form, tiled staircases. Continue reading Tiled staircases around the globe

Vincent City

A Tile Addict’s true collection wouldn’t be complete without covering the most creative and impressive mass mosaics that can be found throughout the globe. We’ve covered the tiled town of Fusterlandia in Cuba, a selection of fully tiled homes and spaces such as Carrie Reichardt’s Treatment Rooms in West London, Susan Gardner’s Brooklyn home, and Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran’s Mosaic Tile House in Venice, … Continue reading Vincent City

Musonda’s paper mosaics

As Tile Addicts we believe it is our duty to share intriguing artists from all over the world and celebrate the vastness of styles available within the confines of ’tile’. Today we’re sharing the paper mosaics of Zambian artist Lesley Musonda, and a little of how they came to be. Artistically inclined from a young age and with inspiration from her late mother, Musonda began … Continue reading Musonda’s paper mosaics