A Revolution in Wall Art
Ceramic Wall Art and Backsplash Tile for Residential, Commercial,
Healthcare and Public Installations.
Sensuous and curvilinear, Natalie Blake Studios tiles are handmade, sgraffito-carved, high-fired ceramic wall art tile and backsplash tiles. These unique, undulating ceramic tiles transform your two dimensional wall space into a three dimensional sculpture with a delicate play of light and a surface quality reminiscent of a fine tapestry, quilt or carpet. Our tiles are hand-carved in lush themes, including botanical, figurative and seaform, and finished with thirty-two glazes.
These extraordinary handmade, ceramic wall art tiles from the artisans of Natalie Blake Studios have delighted and inspired residential and corporate interior designers, corporate and public facility art buyers, architectural firms and private home owners. Our clients appreciate the uniqueness and adaptability of our approach to an ancient, yet contemporary art form.
Custom Made for You
Take the opportunity to collaborate in the design of your own one-of-a-kind ceramic wall art tile mural. Work with us to customize your design ideas. We can offer drawings and color consultation and tile samples for you to see and touch.
Our tiles are made by draping 12″, 14″, 16″ or 18″ squares of clay over simple shapes to create undulation in each tile. Tiles are then carved using the ancient Italian technique of sgraffito, which means “to scratch”. When laid next to each other, the tiles form contiguous or abstract designs that can be expanded to any size. The high-fired, durable, sun- and weather-resistant tile can be grouted into a permanent installation or hung as a tile mural. The modular format of the tiles can be adapted to suit architectural niches, angles, large or small spaces, curved walls, and indoor or outdoor applications. These decorative tiles are ideal for fireplace surrounds, kitchen backsplashes, bath tile, and wall art.
What Interior Designers Are Saying About Natalie Blake Studios Tile
“Brattleboro, Vermont-based artist Natalie Blake makes tile unlike any other I’ve seen. Her work is beautiful and evocative at the same time. The soothing, sinuous shapes and textures of her wall-hung mosaics draw attention to themselves without shouting. The stories they tell are purposefully incomplete. Her work requires an observer to fill in the blanks and connect the dots. It’s observational, conversational, participational art. Brilliant, beautiful work; all of it.”
Kitchen and Residential Design
“My mind immediately started racing with possibilities when I first saw these ceramic wall tiles. I think you can tell by looking at these that each is carefully crafted by hand, the intricate raised wood cut look is just amazing. I can’t decide whether I like the firey passion of Dahlia, or the mysterious organic feel of Nautilus more – I suppose it would really depend on where it was going. But these are so gorgeous I’d consider designing a whole room around them.
You’d probably think these were molded and then detailed, but not so. Each is crafted using the age-old Italian technique of Sgraffato, or “scratching”.
The designs can be applied vertically or horizontally to create dramatic, show-stopping murals, with an individual beauty that is also striking as a backsplash or fireplace surround.”
If you’d like to print images, go to this page, scroll down to the thumbnail-size images. Click on the image you’d like to print and drag it to your desktop where you can print it.