The 4-inch tiles are either solid ceramic or filled with crushed glass either turquoise or recycled white that has been melted and cooled, creating a crackled effect. Aldridge mixes his own glazes, brushing each tile with several layers of color to achieve a painterly effect of depth and complexity. The tiles can be installed indoors and outdoors, on vertical and horizontal surfaces.
Deborah Osburn, founder and creative director of clé is delighted to welcome Boris Aldridge to the family of tile artisans. "The new Elements Collection is filled with the nuances of Boris's hand," she said. "From his surface undulations and glaze flow, to the pooling of their recycled glass interiors, Elements is aptly named. Each of these surface characteristics is full of the forming, painting and carving of a master craftsman whose expertise allows for a porcelain collection of masterful modern imperfection."
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