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“Little Tree of Four” Kitchen Backsplash

  Another happy customer from Natalie Blake Studios!  

"Our kitchen project is finished,

and the “Little Tree of Four” is installed.

It looks absolutely beautiful and is the highlight of our kitchen! "

G. Szegedy

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Little Tree of Four ceramic porcelain hand sgraffito carved backsplash.

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No maintenance tiles, that are easy to clean using any household cleaner and a scrubby, or wipe with Windex.

Color fast tiles, that are heat and water resistent.

Perfect to use in a kitchen near a stove or sink.

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Custom designs and sizes for any backsplash commission available within 6-12 weeks from receipt of deposit. Natalie Blake Studios designers will work with you to find the perfect image and colors to fit in your custom home. Please contact the studio by phone at 802.254.9761 or email at info@natalieblake.com.    

Our New Work Debuts at the Architectural Digest Show 2014

 New Shapes and Designs in Wall Art, and New Vessels!

We are excited to be exhibiting at the  Architectural Digest Home Design Show, March 20-34 in New York City.  As in past years, Natalie is exhibiting in the MADE section of the show (Booth M86), where hundreds of juried international and local artists and galleries showcase their limited edition and one-of-a-kind works.  This is a retail show where you can  purchase directly from the artist at the booth, or you can commission future work.  It's a great opportunity to see artists' new work.  This year we've got lots of new shapes and designs to show off. Natalie Blake exhibits at the Architectural digest show     Our studio's newest work includes what we're calling "architextural" tiles.  The designs on these undulating tiles were inspired by the natural elements of earth, water, air and fire.  The carved patterns accentuate the undulation in the tiles which seem to ripple. Natalie also created smooth, uncarved "ripple" tiles.  These smooth tiles would be a cost-effective way to cover a larger space as they are priced at about half of our carved tiles.  We're working to slump glass over uncarved, undulating tile to create a glass tile that can be incorporated into a ceramic mural. As with all our tile, these tiles are suitable for interior and exterior installations. handsculpted, sgraffito-carved, ceramic wall art tile by Natalie Blake handsculpted, ceramic wall art tile by Natalie Blake Studios     We're expanding our portfolio of shape tiles to include a new line of octagon tiles. Each octagon is made up of 8, individually-made and carved triangle tiles.  We can mount them on a backing to hang as one piece, or they can be individually grouted in as a backsplash detail.  The fun comes from mixing and matching designs and colors! ceramic wall art by Natalie Blake ceramic wall art by Natalie Blake     We've also been extending our line of round tiles to include "Gear" tiles.  While our designs are inspired by images of old gears that our designer friend sent us, they also reference the geometry of nature and remind us of micro-organisms.  We love the industrial look of them.   elliot and gears   And last, but not least, Natalie is debuting a new line of angular, geometric vessels: a new twist on a smooth form. handmade, ceramic vessels by Natalie Blake

 handmade, ceramic vessels by Natalie Blake

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Working on tile mural for Chabot College

Natalie Blake Studios received a grant from Chabot College to create and install art throughout the campus.  Here's Natalie creating a tile mural, Mandala, for the project.


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Natalie Blake creating Mandala for Chabot College

Natalie Blake creating Mandala for Chabot College

Natalie Blake creating Mandala for Chabot College

Working on new piece

This is a closeup of tiles that are part of a larger piece (below).  The piece will hang in a stairwell and will be glazed in persimmon.

The bottom photo shows the stairwell where the piece will hang. Note that the tile design is meant to complement the hand-made railing, by Kevin Rodrigue/Rodrigue Studios, Spotsylvania, VA