Renowned for their beauty and durability, ceramic tile has served around the world as a lasting artistic surface throughout history. Tile art serves as a unique and beautiful functional surface that is durable and permanent. Ceramic tile art can withstand heat, cold, moisture and sunlight, so they can be placed where other artwork may not fare so well, like the bathroom, over the stove, sink, patio and deck, etc. Here at Art Tiles by Carla studio, I am carrying on the ancient tradition of painting in the 13th century majolica style of Italian tile artists, which is my ancestry. I have developed my adaptation of this ancient art form to have a watercolor look with a coastal theme as well as many other subjects. I design and paint in a variety of styles, using very bold colors and patterns, to a very soft pastel pallet in a water color style, using glazes and stains on handmade ceramic tiles and commercial tiles. I create one of a kind, custom handmade and, or hand painted tile murals to visually enhance your environment.
I make the tiles and sculptural pieces from low fire to high fire clays. The handmade relief tiles are cast from hand carved originals and can be ordered with a hook on the back for easy hanging which makes these tiles a perfect gift.
Custom Design & General Information
I can custom make tiles to fit your area.
I paint on 6x6 and 4x4 inch Dal Tiles, so size your field tiles to match the Dal Tile size.
I will also paint on your field tile, but you must send it to me first.
You may have your own design scanned and send it to me to work from.
My work is priced according to size, style and detail of the artwork desired.
For custom work, half of estimated cost is paid before work begins, and the balance due at time of shipping.
All orders shipped, will be replaced if broken on arrival -no restocking fee.
Tile mural created on 4"x4" tiles painted with ceramic glazes that are not affected by all weather conditions. Can be set on indoor and outdoor surfaces.
A view from the hill, over looking the beach and pier, and the bay beyond. I can paint your view, your home and surrounding area. This is on 6"x6" tiles with a 1/2"border around it. For just the 6 tiles: $350. majolica style of painting with glaze
Majolica style of painting color glazes into a white background glaze. These are 6"x6" tiles measuring 30"x24"
A view from south of the pier, can also be done as a view from the north. On 6"x6" tiles measuring 18"x12" done in Majolica style of glazing
Bright over glazes used to paint an impressionist style bouquet. 4"x4" tiles measuring 17 & 1/2 x 22 & 1/2 approx.
An intimate view of a tiny Italian village by the sea, as if you were walking on the path to the sea. 6"x6" tiles
Majolica style glazing with intricate detail of a village in Jerusalem. This was done for a client who loaned me a book that had a photo of this village not larger than 8"x11" for me to copy from.
Tropical florals with two white cokatiels painted on 5"x5" hand made tiles
A french Farm Village painted on one slab of tile measuring 16"x9" for a custom alcove cutout
Colorful and mouth watering, suggesting a wonderful meal being prepared. 4"x4" tiles with a border trim painted on the outer edges of the tiles.
add a bottle of wine with your private name label on it or a favorite. Painted on 4"x4" tiles set above cook top with matching field tiles
Have your favorite scene painted to go on your wall as a window over looking the actual place. painted on 6"x6" tiles measuring 18" x 24"
The view of the cove and the Community center of Solana Beach, circa the 70's as commisioned by a local who lived across the street. This is set on the wall in front of the home.
Commisioned to resemble Edelweiss Flowers for the client. 6"x6" tiles, painted with flowers, butterflies, hummingbirds, spiders, ladybugs, nests, bird eggs, birds, bumblebees and other small insects.
painted on 4"x4" handmade tiles, two similar arched panels measuring 6ft by 3ft were commissioned for the Borrego Springs Resort
Painted for a client who is a fan of the horse races, this mural measured 5ft by 6 ft and was installed on their patio wall, outside their kitchen window. 6"x6" tiles
A scene personal to the homeowner/client, measures 10 ft side by 2 ft high.
Similar view that I paint of the Manhattan beach Pier, but can represent a view in your village/town. 6"x6" tiles, measuring 30"x36".
mural of the pier on 6"x6" tiles with arch at the top. This can be painted as an address also.
Have your home painted on your address tiles. 6"x6" tiles measuring 36" x30"
8"x14" oblong oval will have painted on numbers instead of raised numbers. You can also have surfboards, beach umbrellas, people, etc, for extra cost.