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
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.
Jkath Design Build + Reinvent is a residential remodeling firm located in St. Paul, MN, which services the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Jesse Kath founded Jkath Design Build + Reinvent and currently operates the business alongside his wife, Katie, the lead designer, and a team of four talented professionals.
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.
For interior designer Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs in Fort Lauderdale, FL, combining porcelain tile and natural stone in her projects is what she genuinely enjoys to do. “The result is beautiful,” she said when describing an apartment in New York City that she recently renovated.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on mosaic tile designs and radiant heating. Through various installation case studies and project articles, learn how different types of mosaic tile add unique design touches to residential and commercial spaces. Also, be sure to check out our product showcase, which features the latest innovations in radiant heating technology, as well as our detailed technical focuses that cover the specifics of the evergrowing trend.