Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Motawi Tileworks in the shop

The talented team of artisans at Motawi Tileworks create stunning, historically-informed art tile for installations or as individual art pieces.

To create this "Cuenca" style tile, an artist etches the design into a blank mold. When clay is pressed into the mold, the etched lines become raised ridges.

After a bisque firing decorators use a bulb syringe to carefully pool glaze in all of the basins to color each tile.

Browse more Motawi Tileworks pieces in our online gallery.