Timeless, hand-glazed ceramic tiles that blend beautifully with stone

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Talisman
Decorative handmade white ceramic tiles

Talisman patterns arise from a conversation between hands and clay. Press your fingers into a lump of clay. As you push, pull, and turn, ridges and valleys begin to take shape. Simple, timeless patterns emerge as if they had been buried in the clay.

Syncopation in Ancient White
Swan’s Trumpet and Spiral Wave in Ancient White
Spiral Wave and Combination Molding in Primal White
Syncopation in Ancient White
Spiral Wave and Combination Molding in Primal White
Poet’s Garden in Ancient White
Meadow Vine in Primal White
Shadow Square windmill pattern in Primal White
Meadow Vine in Primal White
Spiral Wave in Ancient White
Shadow Square in Ancient White
Swan’s Trumpet in Ancient White
Meadow Vine in Primal White
Swan’s Trumpet 6×6 in Ancient White
Beginnings Square and Border in Primal White
Beginnings Square and Spiral Wave in Primal White
Shadow Square in Ancient White
Beginnings Square in Ancient White
Scrolling Vine in Ancient White

Talisman tiles

Swan’s Trumpet

A quietly elegant, interpretation of the spiral-and-branch patterns found in many Mediterranean cultures.

Swan’s Trumpet
6×6 inch
Ancient White
Swan’s Trumpet
6×6 inch
Primal White
Swan’s Wave
1.375×6 inch
Ancient White
Swan’s Wave
1.375×6 inch
Primal White
Swan’s Diamond
1.375×1.375 inch
Ancient White
Swan’s Diamond
1.375×1.375 inch
Primal White

Beginnings

Wind, water, and sunlight created from a single rotating tile with sophisticated geometry and a playful spirit.

Beginnings Square
6×6 inch
Ancient White
Beginnings Square
6×6 inch
Primal White
Beginnings Border
4×6 inch
Ancient White
Beginnings Border
4×6 inch
Primal White
Beginnings Border
5.25×5.25 inch
Ancient White
Beginnings Border
5.25×5.25 inch
Primal White

Scrolling Vine

The Scrolling Vine’s arabesque suggests wind water and the many winding paths we travel in life.

Scrolling Vine
4×4 inch
Ancient White
Scrolling Vine
4×4 inch
Primal White
Scrolling Vine Corner
4×4 inch
Ancient White
Scrolling Vine Corner
4×4 inch
Primal White
Scrolling Vine Border
2×6 inch
Ancient White
Scrolling Vine Border
2×6 inch
Primal White
Scrolling Vine Corner
2×2 inch
Ancient White
Scrolling Vine Corner
2×2 inch
Primal White
 
 

Spiral Wave

The Spiral Wave patterns suggest flowing water and crashing surf, and are reminders of life’s endless rhythms.

Spiral Wave
4×4 inch
Ancient White
Spiral Wave
4×4 inch
Primal White
Spiral Wave Corner
4×4 inch
Ancient White
Spiral Wave Corner
4×4 inch
Primal White
Spiral Wave Border
2×6 inch
Ancient White
Spiral Wave Border
2×6 inch
Primal White
Spiral Wave Corner
2×2 inch
Ancient White
Spiral Wave Corner
2×2 inch
Primal White
 
 

Meadow Vine

Inspired by the wildflower meadow behind Ted’s grandparents’ house, our Meadow Vine tiles are at once sweet and rough, like nature itself.

Meadow Vine
4×4 inch
Ancient White
Meadow Vine
4×4 inch
Primal White
Meadow Vine Corner
4×4 inch
Ancient White
Meadow Vine Corner
4×4 inch
Primal White
Meadow Vine Border
2×6 inch
Ancient White
Meadow Vine
2×6 inch
Primal White
Meadow Vine Corner
2×2 inch
Ancient White
Meadow Vine Corner
2×2 inch
Primal White
 
 

Shadows

The Shadow series is replete with order and symmetry, yet as the light changes, the tiles reveal unexpected and mysterious patterns in the shadows. 

Shadow Square
4×4 inch
Ancient White
Shadow Square
4×4 inch
Primal White
Shadow Square Corner
2×2 inch
Ancient White
Shadow Square Corner
2×2 inch
Primal White
Shadow Star Corner
2×2 inch
Ancient White
Shadow Star
2×2 inch
Primal White
Shadow Key
2×6 inch
Ancient White
Shadow Key
2×6 inch
Primal White
 
 

Syncopation

In the Syncopation series, a rhythmic geometric pattern is performed with a human touch and a unique personality – like a jazz drummer interprets a timeless rhythm. 

Syncopation
6×6 inch
Ancient White
Syncopation
6×6 inch
Primal White
Syncopation
2×6 inch
Ancient White
Syncopation
2×6 inch
Primal White
Syncopation
1×6 inch
Ancient White
Syncopation
1×6 inch
Primal White

Moldings and Liners

Talisman moldings, liners and field tiles let you finish and frame a border or panel, and let you carry the Talisman look all around your room.

Crown Molding
2×6 inch
Ancient White
Crown Molding
2×6 inch
Primal White
Crown Molding Left End
2×6 inch
Ancient White
Crown Molding Left End
2×6 inch
Primal White
Crown Molding Right End
2×6 inch
Ancient White
Crown Molding Right End
2×6 inch
Primal White
Combination Molding
2×6 inch
Ancient White
Combination Molding
2×6 inch
Primal White
Combination Molding Corner
2×2 inch
Ancient White
Combination Molding Corner
2×2 inch
Primal White
Wavy Liner
1×6 inch
Ancient White
Wavy Liner
1×6 inch
Primal White
Wavy Liner Corner
1×1 inch
Ancient White
Wavy Liner Corner
1×1 inch
Primal White
Rustic Half-Round
1×6 inch
Ancient White
Rustic Half-Round
1×6 inch
Primal White
Rustic Half-Round Corner
1×1 inch
Ancient White
Rustic Half-Round Corner
1×1 inch
Primal White
Talisman

The most beautiful places always bear traces of the hands that shape them

Further Information

Usage

  • Indoors in wet or dry locations, including shower stalls, tub surrounds, back-splashes and indoor pools and fountains.
  • Outdoors in temperate climates in wet or dry applications, including pools and fountains.
  • Not frost proof.
  • Vertical applications only.

Materials

  • Stoneware clay.
  • Matte, stone-like glazes. (Chemical make-up of glazes is similar to limestone and marble.)

Glaze Variations

  • The clay shows through the glaze more on some tiles, less on others – especially with Primal White.
    Within an order glazes will range from opaque to translucent, and from matte to crystalline.
  • The heat of our kilns deepens the clay’s color to varying degrees, like an oven browns a batch of cookies.
  • Computerized kiln controllers and carefully refined glazing techniques allow us to produce tiles in a consistent range.
  • Oxides in the clay create random streaks and specks.
  • At the peak temperature of each firing, the glaze boils; as it cools, small bubbles are sometimes frozen in time.
  • Small crazing lines are often apparent and may become more visible over time.
  • Extent of the range suits the size of the order. (We look at the tiles in each order to ensure they exhibit an appealing range – neither too broad nor too narrow. As a rule, the smaller the order, the narrower the desirable range.)

Dimensions

  • Described as 6 x 6 in, actually 6 x 6 in
  • Described as 4 x 4 in, actually 4 x 4 in
  • Described as 2 x 6 in, actually 1 7/8 x 6 in
  • Described as 2 x 2 in, actually 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in
  • Described as 1 x 6 in, actually 7/8 x 6 in
  • Described as 1 x 1 in, actually 7/8 x 7/8 in
  • Base of all tiles is 5/16 in thick.
  • Tiles are handmade, so there is some variation in size.

Maintenance

  • No special maintenance required.
  • Clean as you would surrounding materials with common household cleaners.
  • If the tiles have been neglected, built-up dirt and grime can be cleaned with commercial stone cleaners.
  • Even acid-based stone cleaners will not harm the tiles.

Glazes

  • Ancient White – all-over, flowing glaze. Clay shows through the glaze on the design’s ridges.
  • Primal White – variegated glaze. Clay shows through the glaze in irregular markings.

Installation

  • For substrate and adhesive, follow the guidelines of the Tile Council of America. In most applications, thinset mortar is suitable.
  • Spacing: As close as possible, preferably an eighth-inch apart or less.
  • Grout: off-white, sanded grout that closely matches glaze.
  • Apply an invisible penetrating sealer/grout release before grouting.
  • Clean all grout off the tiles before the grout dries. If there is any excess dried grout after installation, it can be removed with a chemical stone cleaner or stone stripper.
  • After the installation is fully dry, seal the tiles and grout with an invisible penetrating sealer.
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