Tiles for backsplashes

handmade, sgraffito-carved, ceramic backsplash tiles

These tiles were commissioned for grouting into a mantel above a fireplace, but they would also work as a kitchen or bathroom backsplash. They are glazed in persimmon.

Ann Sacks, San Francisco

Just completed this 15-tile Dahlia mural for a client of Ann Sacks Tile Co.  Three of our designs (Dahlia, Botanical and Nautilus are available exclusively through the Ann Sacks Tile Co). The client liked the full Dahlia mural but only needed 15 tiles. So she selected the section of the larger mural that she wanted. Here’s the result.  The tiles will be surrounded by smooth field tiles and grouted in place. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Kitchen Backsplash

Unalun tile is ideally suited for backsplash applications.  Unalun tiles give your backsplash real “pop”. In researching backsplash ideas on the web, we came across this advice from Tim, at Askthebuilder.com: “It’s no surprise to me that you keep gravitating to ceramic tile for your backsplash. A tile backsplash will last for years, and will add beauty to your kitchen. I have installed ceramic tile at backsplash locations between the countertops and the underside of kitchen wall cabinets for years, and each homeowner was dazzled by the final appearance.  Ceramic tile makes sense when you are mulling over backsplash ideas because it is durable, easy to clean, colorful and can add texture to an otherwise dull, flat boring wall space. In recent years, there seems to have been an explosion of new tile colors, patterns, styles and textures, many of which are perfect for areas directly behind a kitchen sink and cooktop areas.” Stay tuned for upcoming images of unalun tiles in backsplash applications.    

Natalie Blake tiles for backsplashes

The magazine, Kitchen Solutions, recently showcased our Dahlia tile design, carried exclusively by Ann Sacks Tile Company.  According to the editor: “Lush and sculptural, Ann Sacks’ new Blake Studios tile collection combines old-world craftsmanship with striking contemporary beauty.  Handmade using the ancient Italian technique sgraffito, where surfaces are etched to create shapes in the contrasting layers beneath, each tile is a masterpiece in its own right.  The tiles are offered in an 18-color palette.” Contact us to discuss your backsplash ideas. Click on the images to enlarge them: