WHO WE ARE
We are a
small art tile company located in Santa Cruz, California. We
specialize in doing only custom work. This ensures that each
job is suited to the needs of the customer.
WHAT WE DO
represents a wide variety of styles, ranging from very realistic
underglaze work, pressed relief, geometric and botanic repeat
patterns in both underglaze and overglaze. Our work leans toward
the California art tile style, but we also do Moorish, arts-and-crafts,
and art nouveau designs as well. Please no kitsch.
are suited to indoor and outdoor use, and can be used in bathrooms,
kitchens, and fireplaces, as well as exterior applicatons for
tables, chairs and fountains.
All of our
murals are designed as one-of-a-kind pieces to fit the style
and needs of the site. Our tiles are in no way limited to squares
as we make most of our work from scratch and can cut the clay
into almost any shape.
WHAT WE CHARGE
on each project based on the complexity of the design, whether
it is a design we already have in our inventory or if the design
is totally custom. Many of the repeating patterns are carved
from linoleum, so they are easily reproduced, but the murals
and many of the underglaze designs are one-of-a-kind. The repeating
patterns can also be made into almost any size, at a slightly
higher cost if a new lino cut is needed.
The average is $150-$250/sq.ft.
for the completed tile only. This includes a reasonable amount of
design time. Anything considered unreasonable will be charged accordingly.
and other furniture elements as well as fountains and any other
materials needed to complete the job are charged at a fair rate.
job is custom, it is imperative that all measurements, color
choices, and final design are agreed upon before the pieces are
fired since it is hard to stretch or shrink a fired tile. We
take the utmost care to ensure that the client is happy with
the work before it is fired.
this is art tile, certain imperfections and color variations
may occur during the firing process. We will work out any reasonable
problems before the work is considered finished.
problems will be handled by our complaints expeditor Sasha