Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Inner Piece Art Tiles

I'm excited to share our newest addition of hand-painted art tile, Inner Piece. This unique collection of tile breathes life into the ancient art form of tile making. Inner Piece tiles are created with rich texture, bright colors and contemporary patterns.

Inner Piece Rippling Water Handpainted Tile
Inner Piece Rippling Water 6"x6" Hand Painted Tile

The Inner Piece Collection includes bold 6"x6" tiles that captivate, add interest and allow the mind to wander. Scaled versions of these patterns are also available in a 4"x4" format.

Inner Piece Rippling Water Handpainted Tile
Inner Piece Sunset 6"x6" Hand Painted Tile

Inner Piece Orange Lantern Hand Painted Tile
Inner Piece Orange Lantern 6"x6" Hand Painted Tile

The line also includes and extensive collection 2"x2" mosaic tiles or dots representing the artist's interpretations of the elements of Air, Earth, Water and Fire.

Inner Piece Water Hand Painted Mosaic Tile
Inner Piece Water Elements 2"x2" Mosaic Tile Dots

Inner Piece Fire Hand Painted Mosaic Tile
Inner Piece Fire Elements 2"x2" Mosaic Tile Dots

There is also a collection for the seasons of Fall, Summer and Winter.

Inner Piece Winter Hand Painted Mosaic Tile
Inner Piece Winter Season 2"x2" Mosaic Tile Dots

Inner Piece Fall Hand Painted Mosaic Tile
Inner Piece Fall Season 2"x2" Mosaic Tile Dots

Where to Use Inner Piece Tiles

Inner Piece tiles are high fired and created from stoneware or porcelain using lead-free glazes. The tiles are intended for decorative uses and ideal for kitchen backsplashes, bathroom walls, fireplace surrounds and mosaic murals. Avoid using these tiles on floors; the relief on these tiles presents a tripping hazard.

Lead Time

Avente Tile maintains some sample stock to assist in color, texture and finish of the initial design. However, these items are hand crafted and made-to-order. Allow four to six weeks for manufacture and delivery of most orders.

About the Tile Artisan

Leah Shafir Zahavi is the creative force behind these tiles and founded the Inner Piece design studio in 2008. These hand crafted tiles honor the ageless tradition of tile making but breathe new life into the art form with a creative and modern approach to stylized design. Zahavi is a professional member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and the Tile Heritage Foundation. Her mother, Ilana Shafir, is an internationally recognized mosaic artist that dedicated the last 20 years to the creation of architectural mosaics.

The Secret Life of Raindrops - The handmade ceramic tiles of Leah Shafir Zahavi provides a wonderful introduction that explains Zahavi's journey to become a tile artisan. And, you will be fascinated by the experiences of Leah's mother in Ilana Shafir: Spontaneous Mosaics. Both articles are written by JoAnn Locktov and part of her monthly column, Tileista, that explores the beauty of artisan tile. JoAnn is no stranger to mosaics and tile. She is the author of two books and numerous articles on contemporary mosaics.

Find Your Inner Piece with these Tiles

Inner Piece is a unique collection of art tiles. Explore the Collection of 6"x6" and 4"x4" tiles. Play with the elements of Air, Earth, Water and Fire. Bask in the joy of the seasons of Fall, Summer and Winter. Feel the texture and experience the patterns, imagery and ornamental forms of these handcrafted art tiles and find your Inner Piece.

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