Ylenia Roma

Layers, texture, and an intense blend of reality and fantasy characterise today’s mosaic artist Ravenna-based Ylenia Roma. Using found materials as diverse as seashells and pine cone scales, and well as the more traditional bricks, stone, and tile Roma’s brings images of wildlife vibrantly to life. Feathers, fur, and whiskers are laid with intricate detail whilst varied relief adds dimension. Her portraits of people are … Continue reading Ylenia Roma

Toni Darling Frank

You’ve got to be quick to get these tiles. With over 50k followers on Instagram and only a few sporadic product drops a year, Toni Darling Frank‘s ceramic creations are a hot commodity. Each handmade, hand-painted piece is decorated in Frank’s distinctive wibbly wobbly style, mixing checks, florals, and animals with a playfully naïve soul. With homeware items such as mugs, candlesticks, and vases, as … Continue reading Toni Darling Frank

A Thousand Streams at London Bridge

It’ll be a year before we get to enjoy the colourful delights of this new London artwork but it’ll absolutely be worth the wait. Stretching for 57 metres across the wall outside London Bridge station, this wildly kaleidoscopic design will celebrate the many faces of the city’s community in classic Adam Nathaniel Furman style. In collaboration with the London School of Mosaic, Furman’s design is … Continue reading A Thousand Streams at London Bridge

Five Fabulous Mosaic Artists

I’ve been blessed by the Instagram algorithm many times throughout my tenure as a Tile Addict, and on a number of those occasions I’ve stumbled into an incredible world of mosaics. If you’re a mosaic fan, these five artists are definitely ones to know. 1) Anne Marie Price Captivating creatures and portraits full of personality make up a large portion of Anne Marie Price’s mosaics. … Continue reading Five Fabulous Mosaic Artists

You’ve not seen mosaics like this

Elevating the mastery of mosaics to utterly bewildering heights is an artist whose skill and vision is unmatched, with talents honed by “straddling the worlds of fine art and contemporary craft”, and tiletastic displays one has to see to believe. Today we’re talking Susan Day. Creating large-scale, architectural installations of handmade ceramics, Day’s artworks have decorated a number of public walls including the facade of … Continue reading You’ve not seen mosaics like this

The Thornwood Mosaics

Nestled amongst the nooks and crannies of the stone walls of Thornwood, Glasgow you might find a mini bowl in kaleidoscopic colour. Branching off from an artwork titled Empty 1, South African-born artist Wilma van der Meyden‘s series of twelve mosaic bowls represent a manifold reaction to vacant and unsalvageable buildings and a divided ‘broken’ world, with the bowl motif deeply inspired by the global … Continue reading The Thornwood Mosaics

The underground Tile War

It’s time to add another ceramic street artist to our collection with the collager from Cologne – Adult Remix. Black and white artworks depicting pop culture icons, alternative folk, and politically charged social messages feature on all sorts from cans of spray paint to packaging. Gracing heavily graffitied walls, public bins, and lamp posts, Adult Remix’s pictures are pasted into place, but there’s also a … Continue reading The underground Tile War

Medicinal Mandalas

Marvellous mandala mosaics are the hallmark of today’s artist Sarah Try. Creating with purpose, Try’s mandalas are produced as a spell, and crafted piece by piece with healing intentions. Try’s journey into mosaics began as part of her initiation as a Medicine Woman. Tasked with creating a medicine shield to represent her 13 month journey through the 13 Divine Feminine Principles, the medium selected for … Continue reading Medicinal Mandalas

Painting tiles without painting tiles

Last month we dedicated a week to sharing three wonderful, distinct artists. And now we’re doing it again. Today’s artist, Rachael Tarravechia, hails from NYC and has a knack for painting tiles. But when I say painting tiles I don’t mean decorating tiles themselves, I mean painting tiles like the fabulous Adriana Varejão paints tiles. Intensely colourful spaces fill Tarravechia’s canvases, each displaying empty rooms … Continue reading Painting tiles without painting tiles

Mudlarking Master

Inventing and imagining lives, storytelling artist Jacqui Wise takes found objects and transforms them into keepsakes, deeply flavoured with past, present, and future. Born in London, Wise makes use of the rich history afforded by the River Thames, undertaking mudlarking expeditions that mirror a childhood of fossil hunting and beachcombing. Painting lost treasures, transplanting motifs, and making mosaics of sorts from objects lost to time, … Continue reading Mudlarking Master

Art BruTILE

As Tile Addicts, it’s not uncommon to spy noteworthy tiles wherever we go. Exciting street art, a colourful facade, an intriguing cafe floor or even restaurant bathroom can spark joy and tickle tile-addicted tastebuds, but today’s find is a little more out-of-the-box and perfect for our week of artists. Wandering aimlessly along the streets of Margate led us to a small shop window with some … Continue reading Art BruTILE

Visions of Tiles

This week it’s all about artists. We’re bringing you three distinct talents with ties to tile and the wonderful works they’ve welcomed into the world. Today the spotlight is on Adriana Varejão, a Brazilian artist with a habit of highlighting tiles across many marvellous medias. Up close and personal with ceramic-encased interiors, Varejão’s Saunas and Baths series strings together a sequence of spaces head to … Continue reading Visions of Tiles

A bit about Angus

Today it’s all about another vigilante ceramic street artist. Bristol-based self-taught Angus has been sharing his work with the world since 2015. His street mosaics are largely video-game inspired with iconic characters such as Luigi, Zelda, and Sonic featuring. Other cultural references to Family Guy, The Simpsons, and The Smurfs pop up as both painting and mosaics with a few more political pieces mixed in. … Continue reading A bit about Angus

Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Today we will be exploring and celebrating a little of the history and variety of the artwork of the Native Americans with information from mother and daughter team Pat and Kim Messier who have dedicated innumerable hours to research and have authored various books on Native American art, with one specifically devoted to the tiles of the Hopi and Pueblo peoples. In contrast to much … Continue reading Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Pieces of Masterpieces

Potholes meet some of art’s most iconic images in the most recent series of vigilante mosaicking from Tile Addict favourite Jim Bachor. Master Pieces, both in name and in nature, features fragments from Van Gogh, Warhol, Grant Wood, and Edward Hopper decorating a few lucky patches of tarmac around Chicago Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles was the first recreation, and has been sitting proudly on … Continue reading Pieces of Masterpieces

Egyptian Inspired Tiles

It’s Egyptomania

Weird and wonderful tiles are the lifeblood of Tile Addict and everytime we come across a new wacky design we simply have to share it. Sometimes we bundle them together into our Curiosities series, and sometimes they get a post all to themselves, like today. Designed by French artist Louis Barthélemy for Balineum Tiles, Egyptomania is a collection of handpainted ceramic tiles created to present … Continue reading It’s Egyptomania

Tiles Tatoo Noa

Tile your body

Tiling bathrooms, kitchens, and fireplaces is all well and good. But what about tiling your body? It sounds unusual, but that’s what tattoo artist Noa Margalit offers her clients. Margalit’s love of abstract art and ability to blend realistic depictions with surreal compositions has created a tattoo style that absorbs the decorative nature of tiles and gives them new purpose and meaning. Giving people a … Continue reading Tile your body

Schaerbeek Pavement Mosaics

Schaerbeek Streets

What started as one artist’s vision for the pavement in front of her home has turned into a community project that brings colour and positivity to the streets of Schaerbeek. Ingrid Schreyers started the trend 15 years ago when she decorated the ground with mosaics and her impressed neighbours followed suit. Since then, the local authorities have embraced the colourful change, creating a system for … Continue reading Schaerbeek Streets

MicroMosaic

The tiny artform you may not have heard of

We’ve covered mosaics aplenty here at Tile Addict, but none were quite as small as this. Micromosaics are a minute form of their more common older sister, often decorating elaborate pieces of jewellery and enjoyed only by those that can get close enough to see them. The earliest, finest, and best surviving examples of historic micromosaics come from the Late Byzantine period (roughly 1300 to … Continue reading The tiny artform you may not have heard of

Cyberspace Curiosities

Cyberspace Curiosities VII

The curiousities continue with July’s edition. We’ve got colour, shape, and some weirdly wonderful designs. 1) VP12830 This curious wibbly sea kelp style tile from Ceramica Pinto is fun, fresh, and extremely unusual. The marks of the artist are present in the paint strokes adding even more personality to the tiles. 2) Harlequin Handmade Tropical Found on Etsy, these wonderfully colourful handmade terrazzo style speckled … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VII