In order to produce design tiles every single tiles has be be covered by hand with the design. After having done this piece by piece is placed on kiln shelfs. It is quite a lot of work to do this. The firing took place at 880 °C. By doing that the design melts into the glaze surface and gets durable. Finally we glue the mural tiles on adhesive tape and put together the sets of flowers, feathered animals and blue Dutch tiles. The large Mural "Pastorale " in the Middle will be ready for sale within the next weeks. All other desgin tiles can be ordered by mail or via the sale platform Etsy.
Rebecca Stewart of Tiny Dwelling Miniatures has a many years of experience in making bespoke miniature items. Furthermore, she offers to build complete houses according to the wishes of her customers. For a very special bathroom in a house we made a floor according to her wishes. As design Rebecca selected a diamond setting. The tiles were glazed in 2 different blue hues which go very well with color of the wall. Below you can see the layout, Horst glueing down the tiles accurately and last but not least the finished floor. On the photo above you can see how well Rebecca coordinated all elements of the room. They nicely enhance each other creating a opulent and lively setting.
More of her work can be seen on her Internet page and on Etsy. If you like us to create a custom made floor for your project, please send us a mail with your wishes.
This month I like to show you how nice orange tiles (no. 243300) are in tradtional houses. The tiles are covered with a special old glaze, which get very fine cracks on the surface in the long time. It is a desired feature and called Craquellee. You find this on old full size tiles,too. I like this lively tiles very much when they are like in this kitchen combined with Dutch Design tiles. You will find both tile typ in our shop.
Margot and Jelmer Scheltes own a modern dollhouse. According to the wishes of the "residents" they created the kitchen, ,made the layout for for the wall and the floor and ordered the miniature
tiles. We made floor tiles with a modern grey glaze and railway tiles for the wall covered with a white glossy glaze.
The next step was to lay the tiles and to fill the grooves. As you can see both works have been executed professionally. Now the housewarming party can take place!
We thank Margot and Jelmer for the fruitful cooperation and for their allowance to show their photos.
This is the second tile project which we made for Jody´s house. Jody liked to get a elegant checkerboard floor in back and white. It should look opulent and elegant.
As the floor shape was somewhat different to a real octagon making a good looking layout by keeping in mind the design wishes was quite a challenge! Finally we agreed on the shown layout. The tiles with the golden surface (real gold!) gives the classic elegant floor an extravagant touch.
We delivered all tiles vut to the right size and the layout in the size of the room. Jack, Jody´s husband laid the tiles accuratly and grouted the floor after having fixed the floor in the house. Now the concernt can start in the right atmosphere!
A great "Thank you" to Jody and Jack for the co-operation and the allowance to publish the photos.