I am so in love with these glazed tiles, they are so stunningly unique and mesmerising. Every piece is created individually, etched, glazed giving them a very special character. They have come from Morocco and I am itching to see them installed either on a feature wall or splash back in someones home. Glazed tiles excite me so much, they exude beauty and style. The light teal, forest green and the dark olive green resonate well with all colours, in my opinion anyway (I am a colour enthusiast). I think I am in love….
So excited to now be apart of the beautiful team at Newrybar Merchants, my small display feels like it really fits in with the beautiful group of creatives. It humbles me to be apart of such a flourishing design, art, interior community of Byron. Being around like minded people sparks new thoughts for patterns and inspires me to continue what I do and love- sourcing glazed tiles and antique tiles and designing reproduction encaustic tiles. My display is on the deck which perfectly aligns with my product as they are all indoor/outdoor encaustic tiles. The house itself that Newrybar Merchants is in is an iconic house in the area which adds another layer of special. Be sure to check it out.
I love my newish showrooms. As the range of encaustic tiles have expanded over the years I have had to expand my showcase capacity……and still don’t have enough room…..but enough for the lovely clients who come to visit, just an idea of what we have (which is daunting enough)!. The sample packing shed has now doubled up as another showroom floor and the carport has doubled up as a showroom wall….I am all for multi tasking! We have been fortunate to have some images taken by the amazing Mark Lane, founder of www.lanewayphoto.com and recently www.tarasamuelson.com.au for the incredible Sarah, creator www.chasingunicorns.com.au. I absolutely love to create new designs for the reproduction range in my encaustic tiles and more recently more hand-painted glazed tiles which are vibrant and glossy. I love them all! They all serve a purpose and they all make a space become alive.
We now have new members in the family!
Rich in colour and highly resistant to stains and moisture, Jatana’s collection of hand-painted glazed feature tiles transform kitchen splashbacks and bathroom walls into stunning works of art.
Often referred to as ceramic tiles, their gorgeous, glossy finish is the result of a thin coat of liquefied, non-porous glass applied to the surface during a second firing of each tile. This process creates a beautiful, timeless lustre. And… every tile is lovingly hand-painted piece by piece.
Crisp blue with white, classic black and white, navy blue with floral accents – Jatana’s glazed tiles are as distinct as they are durable.
With no sealing required to create an instant sparkle to your wall, these glazed feature tiles are now very much a part of our range.
I love a spontaneous trip! Last weekend I decided to visit Adelaide in the spur of the moment. I have never been and wanted to check out the Mayfair Hotel which was refurbished in 2014. I was happy I did! The refurbishment looks amazing and of course the encaustic tiles really feature…..its so nice to see a fitout that you were involved in a few years down the track. It is great to see the wear and tear on the tiles in a high traffic area such as a bustling hotel. As the encaustic tiles are a thick tile this makes them perfect for a high traffic application. They are durable and very long lasting, infact they become more durable as time goes by, hence the antique tiles in my range. If you ever go to Adelaide for a little business or pleasure, I recommend the Mayfair.
When you receive a new shipments of antique tiles it is like opening a treasure chest. The designs that you chose come to life. More than often they are more beautiful in real life than imagined. These encaustic tiles, all hand made over 100 years ago ,each design with a history of its own and many stories to tell (only if they could talk) are irreplaceable and truly special. Of course these beautiful antique tiles come with the imperfections that you would expect however this only adds to their character and personality. Walking on a floor laid with history definitely has a special feeling and to give them a second life feels even better.
I absolutely love receiving images of finished projects. Spaces that have had a lot of time and thought put into them. The encaustic tiles being a major part of the design aspect. Finishes all based on the colour and design of the pattern tile chosen. So many designs to choose from making the decision always a little difficult!!!! Often many will work and to narrow it down to one is definitely hard! I spend time with many clients in my showroom working with my encaustic tile range and trying to find the best design for them. It is then always rewarding to receive images of finished projects that look so incredible. Encaustic tiles are the perfect way to bring colour and design into your space and make it extra beautiful.
We have just received 2 new reproduction encaustic tiles that look old however they are new! They have been made to look aged and would suit an environment where an older looking tile is required. These encaustic tiles have been had made in the traditional way and are the perfect way to bring some charm and character into a space. The colours in the antique reproduction encaustic tiles have a muted patina for those who would prefer more of a monochrome scheme without the colours being so black and white. The Chateau and Berlin encaustic tiles are now available in our reproduction range.