My Dutch-style tiles

On September 17, 2011, in Fun Stuff, Galleries, by lisa

Deer mouse — gifted

Tiles now available for sale!

I’m teaming up with Mottles Murals Ceramic Tiles to produce Delft-inspired, Dutch-style tiles. I do the art, and Mottles Murals makes the reproductions on kiln-fired tiles and also handles the sale.

At the moment, only the Western Cottontail is available, via eBay.

Coming soon: a series of nautical tiles, featuring everything from mermaids to narwhals to deep sea divers.

For more information, visit my Kit Oz Books website. (“Kit Oz” is my artist and kids’ book identity.) I’ll post new designs in the galleries and on the shop page.


Below is a sampling of the Dutch-style tiles I hand glazed for an art show, and as gifts to friends. The animals and plants all live in the Pacific Northwest: I wanted to make tiles inspired by old Delft tiles, but I wanted them to speak of my life here, today, rather than a life centuries gone in Europe. Scenes of windmills and 17th century courtiers are not what the PNW is about.

I got started doing these tiles when we were remodeling the house and I wanted Delft tiles around the fireplace (my mother-in-law lives in Amsterdam, and my wedding ring is from an old jeweler’s in that town). Alas, I could not afford the real thing, and I didn’t want a printed copy. So I thought, How hard could it be to make some, myself?

A year of work later, I had my tiles.



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