This dramatic ocean artisan tile was inspired by the swirling waves on Japanese Hokusai prints and watercolors. The pattern is designed to interlock with neighboring tiles to create a continuous border but also can be turned on it's...Read more
This dramatic ocean artisan tile was inspired by the swirling waves on Japanese Hokusai prints and watercolors. The pattern is designed to interlock with neighboring tiles to create a continuous border but also can be turned on it's side to create interesting kaleidoscopic effects, as pictured on the left. 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 1/4" thick, it is compatible with all commercial tile.
Oriental Wave Tile Pattern
Based on the traditional Japanese Hokusai
prints and paintings, this versatile pattern can be used in a variety of applications. Pictured here in a kaleidoscopic orientation, this tile can inspire you to play and have fun with your walk in shower ideas. Use it in a single row as a simple backsplash, or fill your entire shower with the swirling energy of the ocean! Whether your shower plans involve a full floor to ceiling use of patterned decorative tile, or just a band of color and pattern, this tile can accommodate.
The depth and fluidity of ocean waves are captured in the translucent glaze of this tile. The pattern is not printed on the tile, rather it is embossed into the wet porcelain clay while the tile is still wet. The subtle texture that is left behind is then flooded with tinted turquoise, deep blue or stone gray glaze. In the kiln firing, the glaze melts and pools into the texture, leaving behind varying thicknesses. This is what creates the varying shades of color. All of our glaze recipes are mixed in house in our Missoula, Montana studio. They are the result of years of testing to achieve the subtle color variations, which are derived from natural oxides from the earth, such as copper and cobalt. These deep rich colors are not available anywhere else.
To complete your walk in shower ideas, consider our Border and Field Tile, which can be glazed in a matching glaze color to our patterned tile. This tile is also compatible with most commercial tile. Please note however, that the actual size of each tile is 5 7/8" x 5 7/8", which is slightly smaller than most true 6" x 6" tile. The Oriental Wave tile can also be easily cut on an ordinary tile wet saw, making installation a breeze.
To complete your coastal bathroom ideas, check out our matching border and trim tile, glazed in same Caribbean turquoise or deep blue glaze as your fish tile, this tile can be used to border your backsplash tile or fill in larger areas with a subway oriented pattern.
Lush Grass Tile Biophilic Bathroom
If you've been looking shower tile for your biophilic bathroom design, then consider the Lush Grass pattern. This large format 7" x 12" rectangular tile captures the image of wet, thick grass just after a rain. Look closely at the detail, and you'll even notice droplets of water on the blades! Wether you choose to tile a small section on one of the walls of your shower, or line the entire enclosure from floor to ceiling with this tile, your daily shower routine will turn into a ritual that you look forward to. The biophilic design aesthetic seeks to make your bathroom into tranquil and serene space, surrounded by images of beauty from the natural world.
These tiles, like all Living Walls Tile, are made by hand, one at a time, in our small artisan tile shop in Missoula, Montana. Each tile is embossed with a subtle texture which when glazed with a tinted glaze, becomes filled, creating darker and lighter tones. This is an authentic process, no gimmicks, the texture is actually sculpted into the tiles! The lush green glaze, which is mixed in-house from our own original glaze recipe, is made from completely natural materials , such as feldspar and copper, which creates the beautiful, deep glaze surface. Our biophilic glaze colors are imbued with the natural colors of nature because they are mixed from natural ingredients!
To complete your shower tile designs, consider using our matching Border and Field Tile, which comes in varying widths and lengths and can be glazed with matching glaze. The Lush Grass Tile is also compatible in thickness with most commercial tile, and can be easily cut on a normal tile wet saw.
When assembled in a subway pattern, the individual reeds interlock on all four sides, creating the illusion of a thatched wall of grass. The visual depth that is created on this art tile is achieved by first embossing a texture into the wet porcelain clay. The rich green glaze pools in the recesses creating areas of darker value. Run your fingers along the smooth surface of this art tile and you will feel the underlying texture. Size, 7" x 12", never needs watering!
Arts and Crafts Tile Mural
Now you can design a custom arts and crafts tile mural to fit your bathroom or fireplace surround. By combining the various elements in the pond life tile series, you can create a mural that is custom shaped to fit your bathroom or fireplace surround. All tiles in the series are 6" x 6" and are compatible with each other. The Heron and Cattail sets are vertically oriented elements, while the bass and frog are horizontal. The Lily set, Bluegill and Open Water tiles, can be used to fill in the spaces surrounding. Make your pond wide and shallow, or tall and deep!
These tiles are made using the same process popularized by arts and crafts tile makers in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Each tile is embossed with a very shallow texture, which causes the transparent but tinted glaze to pool in the recesses and recede from the edges, creating a beautiful illusion of depth. As with all tile at Living Walls Tile, each tile is pressed by hand using clay and glaze that are mixed in house. It's real tile, handmade in Missoula, Montana.
The arts and crafts tile pond life series can also be framed and simply hung as wall art.