Inspired by Moorish architecture and Turkish ceramics, this collection of rich cobalt and turquoise tiles feature stylized floral motifs and traditional arabesque patterns. Each design in this collection is an original Terra Home creation, inspired by historical designs.
How the Tiles Are Made
After a long process of creating, sketching and refining, I draw the final design out to scale, then transfer it to a slab of wet clay. Then I carve the image carefully into the clay, creating a relief pattern and delicate detail work, like the faux arabic script or delicately carved stylized tulips on the borders of the tiles.
This hand carved original, which can take up to a day to create, is destined to be destroyed so a mold can be created. Once I create the master mold in plaster, I make each tile individually by pressing wet clay into the mold. After drying and bisque firing, I rub each piece with cobalt oxide, then glaze by hand with transparent turquoise glaze.
These tiles are for courtyard fountains, pools, garden installations and architectural or interior embellishments like stair risers, entryways, and fireplaces.