Artist Yoshiko Yamamoto is a self-taught block printmaker who strives always to fuse Japanese design sensibility with fine craftsmanship. Several years ago, Nawal Motawi, a longtime admirer of Yoshiko's work, approached her for a collaboration. Motawi thought Yamamoto's bold prints would work well as a raised-line tile design. She was right. Yamamoto's graceful, swaying scenes brought the clay to life. Near San Luis Obispo, California, there's a state park named "Montana de Oro." There Yamamoto first sketched the scene that would become this ethereal ceramic seascape.
Actual tile size: 5-13/16" x 7-13/16"Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.
Motawi polychrome tiles are striking individual art pieces as much as functional tile installation accents.
"We’re told that our tiles will give you serious cred in gift-giving circles. And each one is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We embrace variation and handmade beauty. The bold heft of each Motawi tile reveals serious craftsmanship. And our time-honored hand-glazing methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence". -Motawi