Tiles

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.

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#2 Hillside Vista
$400.

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

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#3 Manhattan Beach Pier
$1200.

Majolica style of painting color glazes into a white background glaze. These are 6"x6" tiles measuring 30"x24"

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#4 Manhattan Beach Pier
$300.

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

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#5 Mediterranean boquet
$700.

Bright over glazes used to paint an impressionist style bouquet. 4"x4" tiles measuring 17 & 1/2 x 22 & 1/2 approx.

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#6 Sicilian sea village
$700.

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

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#7 Jerusalem
$1500.

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.

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#7 Detail of Jerusalem
$1500.

Detail of hand painted village titled Jerusalem

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#8 Old World Flower Pots
$400.

Painted as if in a niche to fit above a stove top on 6"x6" tiles

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#9 Floral with Birds
$600.

Tropical florals with two white cokatiels painted on 5"x5" hand made tiles

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#10
$300.

A french Farm Village painted on one slab of tile measuring 16"x9" for a custom alcove cutout

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#11 Bountiful Feast Platter
$500.

An array of fruits and vegetables on 6"x6" tiles, 18"x12"

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#12 Zany Chef
$700.

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.

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#13 Basket of fruits and vegetables
$500.

Painted on 6'x6" tiles

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#14 Herb Basket
$275.

Painted on 4"x4" tiles to fit above a cook top

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#15 Food and Wine
$600.

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

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#16 Wailua Beach
$700.

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"

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#17 Fletcher Cove
$4000.

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.

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#17 detail of Fletcher Cove

painted on 6"x6" tiles, installed on a cement wall

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#18 Floral wrap around in a shower
$125. per lineal/square foot

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.

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#19 Casa del Zoro
$3000. per panel

painted on 4"x4" handmade tiles, two similar arched panels measuring 6ft by 3ft were commissioned for the Borrego Springs Resort

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#20 Garland and floral
$600.

painted on glazed 6"x6" tiles to be installed with field tiles

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#21 Underwater Fantasy
$3000.

Painted on 6"x6" tiles

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#22 The Del Mar Track Paddock
$9000.

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

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#23 Manhattan Beach Pier and panoramic view
$4000.

A scene personal to the homeowner/client, measures 10 ft side by 2 ft high.

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#24 View from the hill address
$1500.

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".

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#25 Hermosa Beach Pier
$1200.

mural of the pier on 6"x6" tiles with arch at the top. This can be painted as an address also.

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#26 Floral tile address "Via de la Valle"
$200.

painted on 6"x6" tiles, includes the trim pieces

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#27 Lifeguard Stand oval address
$125.

Handmade oval measuring 10"x12"

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#28 Hermosa Beach Pier address
$135.

10"x12" handmade ceramic oval address with pier scene

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#29 Sunset Cliffs house plaque
$150.

10"x12" house plaque painted from a photograph

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#30 Manhattan beach Pier address
$145.

10"x12" handmade oval

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#31 Custom Home address
$1200.

Have your home painted on your address tiles. 6"x6" tiles measuring 36" x30"

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#32 Moonlight Beach oval address
$160.

Handmade oval 12"x14"

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#33 San Clemente Pier address oval
$145.

handmade oval 10"x12"

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#34 Home on 11th Street
$200.

6"x6" tiles

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#35 oblong beach scene
$100.

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.

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#36 Beach scene address oval
$75.

Basic beach scene with your house number or name, measures 7"x10"

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#37 Casa de Alegria
$150.

floral painted on either a 10"x12" $150. or a 12"x14" $175.

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