featured here are an evolving series of bronze tiles that are limited edition sculptures intended for practical applications. They have been used in the floors of entrance ways, above mantels and in kitchens, alongside fireplaces, and inset into exterior pillars accenting a driveway, and can be applied to a wide variety of uses. The edition size of each of them is 1000, and are all initialed and numbered by myself. The typical size I've been making them in is 8" x 8" x 3/16", 6" x 6"x 3/16", and 4" x 4"x 3/16". Custom tiles can be made with most any design that you may be partial to, but there would have to be an additional charge for making the original model and mold. In this case the charge would vary according to complexity, size, and if the design has a wider market that it'd appeal to. The price may change over time according to the cost of casting, which varies according to the cost of the base metals, investment, and fuel to make them and is dictated by the foundry. When ordering I'll need to know how the tiles are going to be applied, and where they will go to make them appropriate for your particular use. The typical turnaround time from the time the order is placed is from six to eight weeks, depending on the back-load at the foundry. These tiles are substantial as bronze is fairly dense, and so the 8" tiles weigh in at about three and a half pounds each. This is important if you plan on mounting the tile to a wall and must be taken into account.
The picture above is courtesy of Devin Conner and shows how he applied an 8" Celtic Triple Knot Tile and four 4" commissioned bronze tiles to his kitchen back-splash area.
If you'd like to see some of the other tile installations, I have made a separate page for them, as the pictures are a little slow to load for those on a dial-up connection. To see this page, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: The pictures below demonstrate the range of patinas available, and vary from tile to tile. No two are alike. If you have a preference for more of a gold than a red, or if you prefer that the knot is polished and waxed raw bronze, such as is pictured in the Square Knot tile below, let me know. Also, due to the nature of the internet and each one of us seeing a little different, do not count on the colors you see being exactly accurate. The color range I work in can be called, "Chestnut," and is best seen in the Heart Rosette where you can see the yellows, reds and browns and how they meld into each other.
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I am also open to special orders and commissioned work, and multiples are going to be less expensive, per item, than just one of a kind.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.