Heritage

Because of their handmade nature and using historic glazing techniques, these collections can exhibit extreme variation. This is part of their beauty and authenticity. This collections is sold only thru New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco showrooms.
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La Brea Moresque

Design 151 Glazed Ceramic Tile

Size:6x6

Miradouro Portuguese Tile

373 Bullnose Poly Glazed Ceramic Borders

Size:2x5 1/2

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Cloud Dancer Gloss Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

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Toast Crackled Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

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Shale Crackled Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Studio Clay Matte Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

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Rainstorm Crackled Wildomar Liner Ceramic Moldings

Size:3/4x8

La Brea Moresque

Design 168 Glazed Ceramic Tile

Size:6x6

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Whisper Gloss Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Ice Fog Crackled Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Fontainebleau Crackled Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Itch Black Glossy Diamete Ceramic Wall Decos

Size:4x6

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Rainstorm Crackled Manitoba Ceramic Moldings

Size:3x8

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Abaca Gloss Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Mist Crackled Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Prairie Sand Matte Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Rainstorm Crackled Meto Liner Ceramic Moldings

Size:1/2x8

La Brea Moresque

Design 153 Glazed Ceramic Tile

Size:6x6

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Magnolia Gloss Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Ecru Crackled Ceramic Tile

Size:4x4

Heritage tile refers to hand made tile by artisans in California and the West coast. These tile makers who brought tile making traditions from England and Spain.  They are unique hand made craftsmen.

Ceramic bodies and glazes are mostly custom hand made. Each tile maker has its formulas and tradition.

There are two ways of making these tiles.

Wet clay: these clay bars come in wet form. Clay needs to dry for several days; then it is shaped into the desired tile. Finally, it is fired the first time and then fire a second time. Imagine how labor-intensive this process is.

Crossing Collection made by Karen Paterson is the ultimate hand made tile. Resembling encaustic cement tiles,  each vein is a unique color poured into the mold.

Dry clay: This is easier and quicker. However, one is limited in sizes and shapes dry clay can take shape. The end result is more of a price tile but limited in shapes and dimensions.

Most heritage tile makers use old Scott electric kilns. These kilns have small capacity but produce unique and beautiful tile. Moreover, each kiln will hold no more than 30 square feet. They are dedicated artisans.