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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Miradouro Portuguese Tile

393 Full Border Glazed Ceramic Borders

Size:5 1/2x5 1/2x1/4

Miradouro Portuguese Tile

Cherub Panel Blue Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Size:22x5 1/2x1/4

Miradouro Portuguese Tile

Garrafa Panel Blue Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Size:22x5 1/2x1/4

Old World Tile

English Glazed Ceramic Borders

Size:2x6x3/8

Miradouro Portuguese Tile

249a Gelosia Blanc, Blue Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Size:5 1/2x5 1/2x1/4

Miradouro Portuguese Tile

373 Bullnose Poly Glazed Ceramic Borders

Size:2x5 1/2x1/4

Catalina Ceramic Tile

317 Glazed Spanish Crest Ceramic Tiles

Size:3x3x3/8

Catalina Ceramic Tile

124 Flower Pot Panel Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Size:6x6x3/8

Catalina Ceramic Tile

331 B Glazed Ceramic Borders

Size:3x6x3/8

Faience Blue Tile

Estrella Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Size:6x6x3/8

Maroc Glazed Tile

ma11 Color Way 5 Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Size:6x6x3/8

Old World Tile

Pear, Grapes, Blossom Glazed Ceramic Borders

Size:3x6x3/8

Olde English Tile

Wash Fieldstone Black Glazed Rope Ceramic Moldings

Size:1x6x3/8

Royal Makkum Delft Tile

Acanthus Border Poly Glazed Ceramic Borders

Size:2x4x3/8

Royal Makkum Delft Tile

Bud Border Poly Glazed Ceramic Borders

Size:2 1/2x5x3/8

Crossings Ceramic Tile

Heaton B-14b Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Size:6x6x3/8

Crossings Ceramic Tile

Red Clay Glazed Liner Ceramic Moldings

Size:1 1/2x6x3/8

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Abaca Gloss Ceramic Tiles

Size:4x4x3/8

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Mist Crackled Ceramic Tiles

Size:4x4x3/8

Stellar Ceramic Tiles

Prairie Sand Matte Ceramic Tiles

Size:4x4x3/8

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.