Voltaire’s Vibrant Lavatories

On Friday Clapham-based not-for-profit arts organisation Studio Voltaire reopened with a fresh face. Revitalising this important space by creating 42% more artist studios, a kitchen, a workshop, and two residency studios, this project has gone well beyond improving the look and utility of Studio Voltaire. Amongst these improvements is a refreshed garden and entrance space (complete with volcanic ash glazed tiles ExCinere), a restored Victorian … Continue reading Voltaire’s Vibrant Lavatories

Welcome to the colourful world of Julie Edmunds

Wielding the power of colour and taking mosaic mastery to dizzying heights is today’s featured artist – Hertfordshire-based Julie Edmunds. Beginning in textiles and moving across mediums into chalk, and finally into glass, Edmunds’s art has always made colour front and centre. Her mosaic work varies texture and tone, mixing media and shapes to produce sublimely beautiful murals and masterpieces. Some artworks even feature specially … Continue reading Welcome to the colourful world of Julie Edmunds

Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

The textures of tile come in many shapes, sizes, depths, and designs, some made by machine, some by hand, and some by chance and fire. No matter how the texture is made, it’s almost impossible to do anything but love it and want to touch it. To celebrate these varied reliefs we’ve gathered a small sample of diverse textured delights from all around the tiling … Continue reading Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

Tiles Made OF Australia

Makers of unique, unglazed ceramic art pieces and homeware, Made OF Australia prefers a slow burn over rapid fire. Fighting fast fashions, waste, and a synthetic sense of beauty, their plates, bowls, cups, and even jewellery are thoughtfully made and one-of-a-kind. Using their signature Saggar Firing method, delibrate, irregular, and organic marks are made on the ceramics. At Made OF Australia repurposed paint tins form … Continue reading Tiles Made OF Australia

Skater Tiles from Art of Board

Earlier this year we looked at Skate or Design, a company that transforms snapped skate boards into one-of-a-kind wall coverings. And today we have something a little similar. Art of Board is a lifestyle brand that takes the skate aesthetic and produces a variety of chic decors. Material made from broken boards, unique interior spaces, skate-inspired chair designs, textile and wallpaper creations, clothes made from … Continue reading Skater Tiles from Art of Board

Bathrooms become conceptual centres

With work featuring on the cover of The New Yorker, National Geographic, and The New York Times, today’s featured artist isn’t exactly underground. He’s drawn live at the Venice Art Biennale, the London Olympics, and the New York City Marathon (whilst running it), and hand-drew a 360 degree VR animation for The New Yorker. But somehow it’s his… bathrooms that we’re most interested in. Christoph … Continue reading Bathrooms become conceptual centres

Maude Made’s Many Motifs

Creator, painter, illustrator, seamstress, stylist, and decorator Maude Smith has her fingers in a lot of pies. Thankfully for us one of those pies is tile design. At Maude Made three distinct categories separate hundreds of delicately detailed drawings transfer printed onto tiles – botanical, blue, and red. Flowers, seaweed, butterflies, snails, leaves, frogs, and ducks are just a few of the features in the … Continue reading Maude Made’s Many Motifs

Amoeba Tiles

Spending hours and hours on Instagram, trawling through countless designs, interiors, and artworks, it’s always a welcome sight to find something truly weird and wonderful. And that’s exactly what we stumbled across with the work of Angela Evans. Although much of her tile art leans towards 3D fruits and vegetables, perfect for kitchen decor, there is one collection in particular that couldn’t help but tickle … Continue reading Amoeba Tiles

Gaga for Gila

With so many gifted mosaic artists about it’s extremely difficult to decide who and what to share whilst maintaining a varied stream of tile-related information and avoiding becoming Diary of a Mosaic Addict. But one artist in particular has piqued our interest recently – Gila Rayberg. Trawling through Instagram to satisfy our ever-present hunger for ceramic curiosities we came across Gila Mosaics and were immediately … Continue reading Gaga for Gila

Curious Covid Creations

These curious commemorative Covid Relief Tiles from New York Tilemakers may seem a strange response to the pandemic, but despite their likeness to the virus they are actually quite lovely. Made of glazed earthenware, and using the same process the Tile Makers use for their other tiles, two forms of these Covid-inspired creations are offered – the tiles (8″ to 9” in diameter) and the … Continue reading Curious Covid Creations

Ramona Paloma Tile Studio

A studio born of friendship, Ramona Paloma crafts delight and whimsy fresh from clay. Despite having lived virtually parallel lives for many years, it wasn’t until 1998 when studio founders Tracy and Soozee first met and bonded over a shared love of art. Beginning with jewellery, a surprising forray into tiled pet-feeding-tables for a charity auction led them towards the welcoming, charming arms of ceramics. … Continue reading Ramona Paloma Tile Studio

MifaMosa

We have another Invader-esque street artist to share today. From OrlΓ©ans, vigilante mosaic creator MifaMosa developed both his style and subject manner to brighten and enliven the daily life of his grandmother who was unwell. Seeking to remain anonymous, his name also honours the inspiration behind his art, combining Mifa (family) and Mosa (mosaic). Although started in OrlΓ©ans, MifaMosa has also hit Paris, Avignon, Lyon, … Continue reading MifaMosa

The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Tiling and mosaic traditions from around the world are truly fascinating to see. But despite being an extremely durable artform, sometimes they don’t last. In Ukraine there is currently a war between artists, home owners, and locals about the numerous Soviet-Era mosaics. On public buildings throughout Ukraine there are large, impressive murals, a huge number of which were created in the 1960s. Although some depict … Continue reading The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Ememem

We have a new street artist to share! Despite sharing their incredible artistic gift with the world since 2016, we have only recently come to know the name Ememem. Starting on the streets of Lyon five years ago, this mysterious creator does what many wish they could do – fills in cracks on pavements and roads. Unlike famed predecessor Jim Bachor, Ememem focuses more on … Continue reading Ememem

Qemamu Mosaics

For almost 20 years Dionne Ible has been honing her craft as a mosaic artist. What began as a simple hobby to creatively punctuate her work as a Legal Secretary is now Qemamu Mosaics, a company of creativity. Ible’s keen eye for detail and impeccable sense of style is translated throughout her many artworks with colour, tone, shape, and subject all carefully considered. Though based … Continue reading Qemamu Mosaics

The Tileworks of Bucks County

Since the 80s Katia McGuirk from Maryland has been a dedicated ceramicist and fellow self-titled tilenut. Now with the Tileworks of Bucks County in Pennsylvania McGuirk is able to share her decades of knowledge, skill, and teaching experience to continue and advance “the mission of the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works”. The Moravian Pottery & Tile Works was designed and created by Arts and Crafts … Continue reading The Tileworks of Bucks County

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Inspired by the 1943 book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, City Tree is a new mural, standing tall at the new District 19 S.T.E.M. Academies on Atlantic Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Based in New York City, painter Adam Cvijanovic won the competition held to find an artist for the project. His design, a 12 by 12ft mural reflects the … Continue reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Trading Post Trivets

Established in 1916 by brothers Hubert and C.D. Richardson, Cameron Trading Post came shortly after the erection of a bridge over the Little Colorado River in 1911. Originally frequented by Navajo & Hopi locals to trade goods, improvements in infrastructure, Cameron Trading Post’s proximity to the Grand Canyon and other local wonders, as well as the company’s tradition of hospitality made it popular with travelers. Continue reading Trading Post Trivets