Clay Decor Tiles Featured in Award-Winning Kitchen!

Clay Decor's artwork was featured in an award-winning kitchen in suburban Philadelphia!  Harth Builders, working with Tile Gallerie in Dublin, PA, won a 2012 CotY (Contractor of the Year Award) for the Northeast Region Residential Kitchen Remodel Over $120,000.  This beautiful renovation includes classic styling and historical design motifs.  Here is the article featuring the kitchen from House and Home Magazine (DelValMedia, March 2013):

Fractured Glaze Comes to Life

Tiles pictured above are loosely laid out in the studio before shipping/installation.

Move over 2x2 accents!  For the first time, thanks to HomeTech Renovations (Fort Washington, PA), we can feature this unique finish as part of a large scale mural!

This mural was created using the Teres 5x5 tile design.  Teres, meaning 'elegant' or 'rounded' in Latin, has a raised border along the edge, making it perfect for the Fractured Glaze finish.  Subtle almond accents highlight the design where the interaction of Buttercream glaze and Ice Fractured glaze come together.  'Ice' Fractured finish makes the design sparkle as light reflects on the surface of each tile.

The finished kitchen will feature this mural amid handmade 4x8 subway tiles in Buttercream.  Hopefully we can bring you the finished kitchen installation soon!

 

NEW Fractured Glazes!

Happy 2013!  Clay Decor just developed a new line of crackled glazes.  This glamorous new selection of 9 glazes adds a pop of color and sparkle to any interior.  Combine small tiles to make a large medallion, or create jewels with smaller decos around the wall--the possibilities are endless!

Fractured Glaze is a specialty glaze with a different personality than our regular finish color offerings.  Additional charges apply per square foot (on pricelist 'Policies' page).

Here are some guidelines and options:

  • Use on wall tiles only
  •  Can be applied to tiles 6x6 or smaller
  • Used only with tiles with raised borders on the edge
  • Small tiles can be pressed into a larger piece of clay to create this border needed around the edge
  • Choice of Bone or Gloss White glazes for background/edge/border
  • Custom Fractured colors available, inquire about samples and availability

Glaze-to-Go!

At Clay Decor it's all about custom handmade artwork, made to order just for you.  We created a shortcut that trims couture from 6 weeks to GUARANTEED TO SHIP IN 2 WEEKS! Clay Decor has created the most popular designs and bisque fired them.  From here, the tiles can be easily custom-cut in the studio on the wet saw and glazed in any of our hand-created glazes:  http://www.clay-decor.com/finish-colors.php

Below, are pictures and quantities available.  Quantities will be updated Monday-Friday from 8 until 6 PM real-time so you can be certain of the availability.  Check back regularly for new designs and updated information.

Concordia:  13 1/2 x 20 1/2   Quantity Available:  4

Quies:  10 1/2 by 6 1/2 Quantity Available:  2

Aurelia Horizontal:  18 x 13  Quantity Available:  2

Aurelia Horizontal Surround:  4-parts, 15 1/2 x 26 (or smaller to your specs) Quantity Available:  2 sets

Quies Imperial:  20 1/2 x 10  Quantity Available:  1

Pomarius:  15 x 13  Quantity Available:  1

Fruit Tableau:  15 x 18  Quantity Available:  1

Irish Lace:  13 x 18  Quantity Available:  1 

Fruit Tableau Surround:  19 x 22  Quantity Available:  2 Sets 

 

 

MOLDING/FRAME OPTIONS:  All pieces can be cut to frame the other tiles in the Glaze-to-Go selection (cut to length and mitered corners).  Quantities are not posted because we always have plenty on hand in the designs pictured below.

Chair Rail: 2 1/2 wide by up to 14 long

Kallisto Molding:  3 1/2 x 10

 

Up-cycled Studio

I am a HUGE fan of architectural salvage.  If awesome old homes are going to be destroyed, at least craftsmanship from the past can be preserved in pieces.  My favorite source is Gothic City Antiques in Buffalo, NY. Our latest project for the studio involved taking apart an old stair banister & spindles and reconstructing them at a different slope, adding salvage newel posts, and melding an exterior railing/spindle to the works.

Ithaca Arts Trail GOING ON NOW!

OCTOBER 6-7 AND 13-14, 2012; 11AM TO 5PM EACH DAY Join us for the Greater Ithaca Art Trail, featuring the open studios of 45 artists!  Download a map and brochure at www.ArtTrail.com (or pick up one at my studio when you visit :)).  This is an amazing opportunity to see how the artists create their work and to purchase unique fine art items straight from the studio!

Come and see us in the Clay Decor studio!  I will be demonstrating how I make tiles and murals, and possibly working on carving a new wood tile mold.  There will be plenty of work for sale, and even some discounted seconds.  Relax and enjoy with homemade cookies and coffee/tea!