Katia McGuirk is one of 15 children. When she was 12 years old, she found her love for clay, when her mother enlisted her in a sculpting class. From there, she went on to study ceramics at Rhode Island School of Design, after which she began making tiles and renovating houses in Newport, RI.
Brooklyn-based interior designer-turned-tile artist, Allison Eden, has been crafting custom mosaic tile designs for the last 27 years, including a larger-than-life high heel display, which was recently placed in Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan
For the entryway and lobby in The Rodney, an upscale apartment building in downtown Portland, OR, a custom mosaic was created using Italian ceramic tiles
October 9, 2020
The Pearl District is an area of downtown Portland, OR, formerly occupied by warehouses, light industry and railroad classification yards, which is now known for its shopping, art galleries and upscale businesses and residences.
Joseph & Sons Mosaic in Los Angeles, CA, is a family business that has been creating mosaic art since the 1960s. One of the family’s most recent residential projects, designed by Jonathan Cohen, was an outdoor mosaic featuring a tree filled with birds, which was inspired by an Italian artist.
For a couple of homeowners in Corte Madera, CA, their dream was to incorporate a grotto into their pool design, which was accomplished with the help of Martin Brookes and his talented team at Heritage Marble & Tile Inc. in Mill Valley, CA.
Jonathan Stanton is a second-generation tile installer, who currently owns and operates Jonathan Stanton Tile, Inc. in Louisville, KY. He learned most of what he knows from his father, Ralph, a tile artisan who has been running Stanton Tile, a stone’s throw away, for more than 30 years.
Three generations of mosaic artists, with Jonathan to carry on the family tradition now as one of the main artists at Joseph & Sons Mosaic in Los Angeles, CA. From intricately crafted portraits featuring hundreds of hand-cut pieces to larger-than-life motifs and murals containing thousands of pieces, Cohen’s talent is undeniable
At Tromsø Airport in Tromsø, Norway, a mosaic mural featuring nearly 48,000 mosaic tiles from Artaic was created near the restrooms, greeting visitors in the terminal. The 54-square-foot mural was inspired by a photograph of the Northern Lights over Tromsdalen.
Coverings 2012 -- held last month at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL -- did not disappoint with its numerous displays of tile introductions. The diverse array of product lines ranged from large-format porcelain to wood-look tiles to glass mosaics. Here is just a glimpse of the latest developments that were showcased:
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we delve into all things bathroom-related, from innovative shower designs to the types of tiles and installation systems used to accent these integral spaces. Through various articles, learn more about how tile complements bathroom designs in both residential and commercial spaces, and check out our product showcase of the newest shower installation systems on the market. Also, don’t forget to read our technical focuses, which discuss the importance of shower installation systems, as well as critical points of ceramic tile design and installation in tiled shower assemblies.