Clay Decor's tile mural was featured in Design NJ magazine (April-March edition)! This over-the-top designer kitchen features the Elegance 2 mural above an 8 burner range. The tile mural works beautifully with the stunning sculpted stone range hood and custom cabinetry. Creamy-dreamy whites (Elegance Mural in Gloss White) work in concert to create a light, peaceful space. Clay Decor's Ornate Frame Liner moldings are the perfect touch of glamour. The additional moldings tie the mural into the entire backsplash, continuing around the entire kitchen from the frame of the mural. Photographs of this project from Stone and Tile Emporium (Wyckoff, NJ) were taken by Peter Rymwid.
Just as we design/build custom murals, Clay Decor has created our first decorative 6x3 subway tile (and accompanying 3x3). Similar to our Wide Border tiles, the new Decorative Subways are meant to coordinate with standard 6x3 subway sizing. These tiles can be mixed with handmade fields (such as in this case), or combined with commercial tiles. For a perfectly imperfect handmade look, this project featured hand-beveled edges on all 300+ tiles.
Any design can be hand-carved into clay, then filled with a glass color of your choice. Here is an example of our Elegance 2 mural, carved into the clay (rather than a raised-relief version), then glazed in Buttercream and filled with clear glass. The mural was created in a custom size and framed with Kallisto Narrow molding.
Check out these articles from Antonella Romano featuring Clay Decor's artwork. This is what happens when a brilliant designer gets her hands on our tiles... Thank you, Ann!
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This summer we added 2 new designs, and a new take on an existing tile!
1: Elegance Mural 2: In this new version of our popular Elegance mural, the design has been simplified, and dimensions made taller and not quite as wide as the original Elegance (still available). Pictured here in Gloss White, commissioned by Stone and Tile Emporium, Wyckoff, NJ
2: Aurelia Horizontal NEW larger size: 17 x 23. Custom surround tiles help this huge medallion perfectly fit your large space! Commissioned by Stone and Tile Emporium, Wyckoff, NJ.
3. Gothic Border with Glass Inlay: In a new take on an existing design, we pressed this 13x3 tile into a 4x14 tile, then melted white glass inside the frame to form a glamorous new finish. Commissioned by Tile Gallerie, Dublin, PA
Looking for something no one else has? Clay Decor now offers one-of-a-kind works of art by Clay Decor artist, A.M. Foulke. These Crystal Creations are designs hand-sculpted into clay, then filled with melted glass. We can use our existing designs and a rainbow of glass colors, or create a completely new design to any dimension (individual pieces not to exceed 17 x 21 inches). Explore the possibilities below!
"King of the Yard" for the Everson Museum Robineau Gallery exhibit Aug. 30-Jan 4. Ceramic and melted glass with Gloss White glaze 24 x 21
We at Clay Decor are currently obsessed with using glass in our ceramics. The latest in that quest is our most popular design, Concordia (used with the new acanthus leaf center). More designs to come, as 3 new 6x6-inch designs will be released by the end of June. Crystal Concordia is a single large ceramic tile (12x16 inches) with fired glass inlaid into the design. The artist created a reverse-mold, hand-presses the design, glazes the tile, then hand-fills the design with crushed glass in colors custom to each client. Here are just a few examples:
The glazes that work with glass are: Gloss White, Buttercream, Moonlight, and Candlelight. Glass colors are a rainbow of options--samples can be provided!
Did you know that we do line renderings of tile layouts regularly? There is a archive of these drawings on the Design Ideas page, under Layout Sketches. The sketches can give you new ideas, or help your clients visualize tiles together. We can also do renderings of new designs as part of a new project proposal!
Thank you, Skippack tile for this project!
Here are just a few of the dozens of sketches available on Design Ideas:
We've added a new spin on Concordia, Clay Decor's most popular tile! This new design is a custom-commission, (originally made to a specific client's request) and now part of the collection for everyone! Also, introducing a new Concordia Sero in 17x4 inches sizing! See below for the total mural...
Here is Leaf Concordia pictured with Concordia Sero tall and narrow, with Kallisto molding frame. The tiles pictured here are loose/uninstalled in the studio, and are in Buttercream glaze. Total size, approximately 35x24 inches.
Special thanks to Stone and Tile Emporium for this new project!
Anne Foulke, the artist behind Clay Decor, LLC, has just uploaded new videos! Watch a clay tile being created, get a glimpse into the studio, or check out how glass tiles are made!
Clay Decor Videos:
Meet the latest in modern classic combinations: commercial mosaic tiles and handmade tile medallions with frames.
Mosaics are a popular trend in backsplashes for their beauty and ease of installation. The latest in kitchen design combines many materials, where stone, glass and ceramics live in harmony. With all the choices in mosaics and customization in handmade artwork, homeowners are able to create completely unique personalized spaces. Handmade tiles are the ultimate in couture: Clay Decor offers custom designs, custom sizing, custom glazes, and custom shapes. Throw in a dash of mosaics, and watch your kitchen sparkle!!
Mosaics can provide the perfect backdrop to handmade tiles of all sizes:
Mosaics can also be used as a matting in between handmade tile and handmade tile moldings:
Unusual mosaic tiles set in a herring bone pattern work well with a custom-cut handmade medallion. The tile was originally a rectangle, but cut to an oval, and paired with handmade molding frames.