Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Conversations Art Tile by David Shipley

Southern California artist David Shipley has created a line of contemporary hand-painted ceramic art tile based upon his unique paintings and sculptures. According to the artist, he is fascinated by the emotions and reactions brought upon by the vibrant color contrasts.

David Shipley Conversation 5 Ceramic Tile Mural
David Shipley Conversation 5 | 12" x 18" Ceramic Tile Mural

Upon reflection of his painting technique and inspiration, Shipley says, "I maintain an ongoing inner dialog, a constant kaleidoscope of Conversations, using colors and shapes which unfold in a variety of constantly changing images. Their manifestations range from joyous and vibrant to dark and disturbing; but for me they also reflect myriad life experiences as I explore the many Conversations we experience with God, ourselves and the people around us."

With their stylish, abstract designs, the Conversation Series of decorative hand-painted ceramic tiles are high fired. As a result of this firing, they can be used indoors or outdoors, in freeze/thaw conditions, walls, floors, and wet areas, such as pools, fountains and ponds.

David Shipley Conversation 7 Ceramic Tile Mural
David Shipley Conversation 7 | 12" x 18" Ceramic Tile Mural

Further, the Conversation Series of hand-painted ceramic tiles can be used as a continuous mural or as individual pieces for creating a truly unique mosaic focal point. Each piece can be perfectly paired with our hand-painted ceramic Malibu Field Tiles and Ceramic Trims and Moldings. The solid-colored, high-fired Malibu Field tiles, created using classic red bisque, are offered in several sizes, including: 3"x3", 6"x6", 4"x4", 4"x5", 6"x6" and 4" hexagon sizes. A full line of trim and molding is also available. These tiles are made-to-order. Therefore, please allow four weeks for delivery.

David Shipley Hexagon Ceramic Tile Mural
David Shipley Hexagon Ceramic Tile Mural

Similar to art work, the contemporary tile patterns of the Conversation Series is made to order for a truly custom look and feel. Therefore, the 6- and 4-inch formats, as well as the six-piece ceramic tile mural, will ship approximately one week after your order is placed.

Lastly, visit our dedicated Ceramic Tile FAQs page for any questions you may have. Of course, you can also call our office at 888.739.4972, and we would be more than happy to help with your purchasing decisions.

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"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." - Pablo Picasso, Artist

Creativity, art and geometrical shapes seem to go hand-in-hand. In this instance, instead of a pulled canvas, ceramic tile is the recipient of an artisan s brush stroke or hand-sculpted designs. For centuries, artisans have manipulated earthly components to reflect their will, inner feelings, or the world around them.

From linear sketches to curvaceous renditions, art and ceramic have flaunted their symbiotic relationship through their timeless appeal. Happily, these art works are enjoying a renaissance within the design world, too.

Moreover, despite ever-evolving trends, our tiles remain in vogue. In addition to the new David Shipley collection, we invite you to consider our Geometric Cement tiles, Arabesque Cement tiles, and Geometric Ceramic tiles.

Want to see more? Or, perhaps we should say "hear more" because of this month's featured tile murals? Get the Conversation going! Hear and see all seven of David Shipley's Conversations. These tiles are all about allowing you to make a statement. We show them in the standard mural format, but they can be mixed-and-matched to make a unique mosaic. What are you waiting for? Get talking!

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