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.
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.
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.
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.