Welcome to Tiny Ceramics

We make miniature tiles, hand painted tile murals, stoves and other ceramic items in 1 inch scale (1/12 scale) out of REAL clay and porcelain. 

Every month we present new and outstanding projects made by our clients or us. We hope you enjoy what you see  !    Rita and Horst Kruger

September: creative tiling

After having the dollshouse for many years Deborah has had time and leisure to outfit it according her imagination. This is the shower area. Deborah made the layout  on her own, she selected her favourite tiles colours and send us a detailed order. We admire her certainty in combining colours and sizes and love the creative design!

August: yellow and black tiles

As we make a very large variety of glazes in different colours and surface - often according to what customers like to get - we make most of the tiles on request.

This month we like to reduce our stock. Black tiles with an opac glossy glaze and yellow tiles with a transparent glossy glaze are on sale on our etsy shop now.
Take your chance and get them!

https://www.etsy.com/de/shop/KrugerTiles?ref=search_shop_redirect

 

July: glazing and firing miniature tiles

After having received orders we made the tiles for different projects. As you can see there are square tiles, quarter tiles, double size tiles, triangles and tiles of special width. All tiles are glazed in the desired colours and placed separtely on the kiln furniture by hand. It is quite a lot of work! By following this procedure we get miniature tiles which look like real full size tiles!

By the way: the colour variation of the brown glaze is intentioned and due to the application of an sensible old fashioned very glossy glaze.

June: traditional bathroom

A lady from the US likes to have tiles for her miniature bathroom. It was her wish to get a traditional floor with brown, back and creme colours. We made the layout and gave colour ideas. She likes the right one best. The walls were desgined accordingly. Creme tiles at the bottom and a band of black and brown quarter tiles one row below the top. Now we are going to make the tiles for the project and will show you the result in 4-6 weeks.

May: Kitchen of Correio-Mor palace in Portugal

Down in the kitchen of the palace Correio-Mor in Louresin you find a very special  tile mural. It shows how the cooking was done at the first half of the 18 th c.

A broad band of shells, waves, flower ornaments and richly decorated pilaster frame the scene. The cutouts at the top and bottom add depth and plasticity.

 

Jörg fell in love with this special tile mural and designed a roombox in 1 to 12 scale for it. With the help of his friends and miniature artists he gives the scene a lively apprearance. Even the cook is satisfied with the result!

Thanks to Jörg, the party can start now! 

 

April: Theminiatureshow Art Prize

We will exhibit on Theminiatureshow in Chicago, taking place April 13th to 15th. Greg Madl initiated the Art Prize for Miniatures. We are going to contribute:

 

  '' 4 Seasons ready for dancing "

It consists of 4 hand painted porcelain miniature tile murals, a wall made of real clay bricks and a fitting floor with a lively glaze. It would be a pleasure to meeting you at the show!              

March: living room in Sabine´s Manor house

This month we like to present you another impressing room of  Sabine´s manor house. To this room we could contributed 2 handpainted tile murals depicting musicians and the background of the fountain in the middle of the left wall.

Sabine told us that the room will be complimented with furniture and other valubles after she will have browsed her treasure chest. We are curious about it!

February: Basement floor with hand painted inlays

Sabine is creating a large elegant manor house. For the basement she prefers a floor with a lively and aged look. Together we selected a combination of hexagonal tiles and square tiles covered with a mat iron glaze. It show colours from sea sand to deep warm browns hues. The design on the floor of the left room is accentuated with a rim of hand painted medival designs. So is the cooking area of the right room. We thank Sabine for incorporating our floor in this impressive kitchen design!

January: Bathroom

 

In November 2015 we presented this floor. It was a real chalenge to make it because of the curvy segment at the front part and all the cutouts.

 

In the meantime Francoise got the floo, cut it our and tested the fit.

 

The green tiles have a glossy surface and the creme ones are silkmat. By looking at it you can see that the floor consists of real tiles!

 

This is the view into the room. Francoise has glued down all tiles and finally grout it. With grout it even looks more real!

Francoise matched the colours of the wallpaper with the floor ones! We like it very much!