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Ceramic Backsplash Tile for Kitchen & Bathroom

Your backsplash can be a unique work of art. Each tile is handmade, sgraffito-carved and glazed in our rich glazes. Edges are flat to facilitate grouting. Surfaces are cleanable and water resistant.

We will work with you (or your designer) to customize our tile to fit your space. We can provide sketches for your approval, Photoshopped images of our tiles in your space, a sample tile and 3″ color chips. With 33 glazes to choose from, you’re sure to get the piece that works just right in your space!

 

Click here to see our  installation guide.

 

Art as Backsplash

This piece, “Players,” is installed as a kitchen backsplash for a client in Annapolis, MD.  Read more about the piece and how it was created here.

Watch this short video of Natalie and Nick installing this backsplash.

 

handmade, sgraffito-carved, ceramic backsplash tile

“Players” handmade, sgraffito-carved, ceramic backsplash tile

 

handmade, ceramic backsplash tile by Natalie Blake Studios

Detail: “Players”, handmade, ceramic backsplash tile by Natalie Blake Studios

 

Botanical Backsplash for Outdoor Installation

This backsplash was commissioned for a residential installation in an outdoor kitchen.  The tiles are glazed in Jade and Olive.

Stay tuned for installation shots!

 

 

 

 

handmade, sgraffito-carved, ceramic backsplash tiles by Natalie Blake Studios

 

Natalie Blake Studios Tiles Featured in New England Home Magazine

The studio’s Botanical tiles are pictured in the Elements section of New England Home’s October issue.

The section highlights “striking kitchen and bath materials from around New England.” As the write-up explains, “Natalie Blake Studios uses the technique called sgraffito for its undulating tiles, carving free-hand to ensure the unique character and exquisite delicacy of each one.  As functional as they are beautiful, they would make a sensational backsplash, though many of the studio’s clients hang them on the wall as art.”

We are proud to be a New England-made source for fine wall art and backsplash tile.

handmade, ceramic wall art tile

Natalie Blake Studios tile mural in New England Home magazine

Natalie Blake Studios tile mural in New England Home magazine

Here are two versions of the tile mural, one in honey, one in cream:

handmade, sgraffito-carved, ceramic wall art and backsplash tile by Natalie Blake

Botanical, glazed in honey

Handmade, sgraffito-carved ceramic tile by Natalie Blake

Botanical, glazed in Cream

The mural certainly makes a beautiful backsplash:

botanical-backsplash

Botanical, handmade, ceramic backsplash tile

 

Backsplash Ideas

These tiles are shape tiles with a flower design. The tiles are glazed in cashew, jade and honey:

Handmade, custom, ceramic backsplash tiles by Natalie Blake Studios

Flowerscape, backsplash tiles

Handmade, custom, ceramic backsplash tiles by Natalie Blake Studios

Flowerscape: Handmade, custom, ceramic backsplash tiles by Natalie Blake Studios

Here’s the backsplash in burgundy:

Handmade, custom, ceramic backsplash tiles by Natalie Blake Studios

Flowerscape, in burgundy

 

 

This piece was commissioned for a hospital lobby but we think it would make a great backsplash.

handmade, sgraffito-carved, ceramic wall art tile by Natalie Blake Studios

Botanical, ceramic wall art tiles

 

 

Here’s a new piece  we made for a client in Washington, DC.  The piece is 36″ w x 60″ h and is grouted in place in her shower.  It is glazed in Robin’s Egg, Jade and Honey overspray.

handmade, sgraffito-carved, backsplash tile by Natalie Blake Studios

handmade, sgraffito-carved, backsplash tile by Natalie Blake Studios

custom, handmade, backsplash tile by Natalie Blake Studios

custom, handmade, backsplash tile by Natalie Blake Studios

 

 

Here’s an example of how just a few tiles can brighten a kitchen.

handmade, sgraffito-carved, ceramic backsplash tiles by Natalie Blake Studios

Kitchen Backsplash Tiles by Natalie Blake Studios

 

These tiles were commissioned for grouting into a mantel above a fireplace but they would look great as kitchen or bathroom backsplash tiles. They are glazed in persimmon.

handmade, sgraffito-carved, ceramic backsplash tile by Natalie Blake Studios

Backsplash tile by Natalie Blake Studios

 

New Kitchen Backsplash

Natalie Blake Studios recently created these handmade, ceramic, sgraffito-carved tiles for a kitchen backsplash. Contact us to discuss your backsplash ideas.

handmade, ceramic, kitchen backsplash tiles by Natalie Blake Studios

Tree of Life, ceramic kitchen backsplash tiles by Natalie Blake Studios

 

 

Backsplash Ideas

In researching backsplash ideas on the web, we came across this advice from Tim, at Askthebuilder.com:

“It’s no surprise to me that you keep gravitating to ceramic tile for your backsplash. A tile backsplash will last for years, and will add beauty to your kitchen. I have installed ceramic tile at backsplash locations between the countertops and the underside of kitchen wall cabinets for years, and each homeowner was dazzled by the final appearance. Ceramic tile makes sense when you are mulling over backsplash ideas because it is durable, easy to clean, colorful and can add texture to an otherwise dull, flat boring wall space. In recent years, there seems to have been an explosion of new tile colors, patterns, styles and textures, many of which are perfect for areas directly behind a kitchen sink and cooktop areas.”

NBS tiles are ideally suited for backsplash applications.   NBS tiles can be grouted in place or free hung using our unique hanging system.

Here’s what the Home Garden TV site says about backsplash tile:

“With so many colorful tile choices available today, function is no longer the primary concern for backsplashes. Sometimes it’s all about the beautiful choice. Originally, backsplashes were installed to protect surfaces from water. With so many colorful tile choices available today, function is no longer the primary concern. Backsplashes are now an important design element in the bath.”

 

ceramic tile kitchen backsplash