The people of Lowitz & Company

Beautiful tiles and impeccable service.

These things don’t happen by accident.

They happen because everyone in our studio has the soul of an artist and the sense of responsibility of a ship’s captain.

Ted Lowitz, Founder and Designer

Ted Lowitz

Founder and Designer

Art and business are both in Ted’s genes. His grandmother was a daring, soulful painter, and his grandfather was an innovative, generous retailer. Following in their footsteps, Ted set out to create a business that was rooted in his artwork.

Ted’s winding path to tile-making began with a degree in studio art and religious studies from Brown University. He then worked as an assistant to the Curator of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and taught drawing and art appreciation. He dipped his foot into the world of business working for four years as a retail furniture salesman.

In 1990, a spontaneous urge to muck around in clay combined with his love of pattern brought Ted to tile-making. Soon Lowitz & Company was launched.

For more than thirty years, Ted has found great fulfillment in our tile studio: designing tiles, teaching and learning from his staff, and always striving to be among our customers’ favorite, most trusted vendors.

Ted still spends some time on more personal artwork. In recent years he has focused on taking quiet, contemplative photographs of friends and of the great beauty that is sometimes found in the ordinary moments of daily life.

Stacza Lipinski, Studio Director

Stacza Lipinski

Studio Director

Stacza Lipinski
Studio Director

When Stacza applied for a job in our studio, she sent along a few photos of playful paper party hats she had made. These simple, beautifully crafted, thoroughly delightful inventions captivated us. And insofar as every work of art is a self-portrait, we were eager to meet her.

We soon learned that Stacza was an accomplished artist with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio State University. And not only did she have a talent for creating visual delight, she also had a talent for planning, scheduling, and getting things done. With her twin talents, Stacza has been crucial to our success since she joined Lowitz & Company in 2002.

In 2015, Stacza rose to the position of Studio Director where she oversees our day-to-day operations and plays a key role in all major decisions. When our customers are happy (which is pretty much always), they have Stacza to thank. In fact, whenever anything wonderful comes out of our studio – a carefully packed sample or an order shipped early – you can be sure Stacza had a hand in it making it happen.

Stacza maintains a busy practice as an artist, too. Her work is at once playful and focused. With fine lines and expressive, flowing fields, Stacza’s drawings explore the delights, the constraints, and the unexpected, beautiful flow of daily life. You can see some of Stacza’s work on her staczalipinski.com.

Larsen Husby, Studio Production Manager

Larsen Husby

Studio Production Manager

Larsen joined the Lowitz & Company staff in 2021. Raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, Larsen studied art at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His New England upbringing, seasoned with a dozen years in the Midwest, has given Larsen just the right blend of sophistication, hard work, and low-key friendliness that we value.

Larsen oversees our production schedule and is responsible for a large measure of our metal finishing. His steady hands, strong work ethic, and discerning eye ensure that every bronze tile and Precision Liner leaves our studio will please our customers with just the right level of finish.

Larsen’s personal artwork grows out of his interest in geography and sense of place. He has a deep appreciation of the many ways we conceive of where we are — city, neighborhood, home, body, and mind. Beginning in 2016, in his effort to deepen his understanding of the place in which he lived, Larsen walked every pedestrian street in Minneapolis. His website “Long Trace of Minneapolis” documents the project with understated photos and thoughtful essays. You can see more of Larsen’s artwork at larsenhusby.com.

Ethan Sherry, Webmaster

Ethan Sherry-Whitehead


Ethan has been part of Lowitz & Company since 2014. A native of South Bend, Indiana, Ethan studied studio art and communications at Indiana University. Both of these courses of study served him well in our studio as a jack of all trades. 

After wearing many hats at Lowitz & Company, today Ethan manages our website. His strong sense of the aesthetics and mechanics of web design are invaluable. We benefit every day from Ethan’s discerning eye, his ear for language, and his exceptionally high standards.

Ethan’s creative work extends far beyond our studio walls. He’s an accomplished tap dancer who has appeared on stages from Chicago to New Orleans, and does hands-on conservation and restoration work for historic buildings. In addition, he has devoted his creative energy to work in his painting studio, transforming a nondescript room into a multifaceted chamber of inspiration. If you’d like a glimpse of the world through Ethan’s eyes, check out his Instagram feed — @eebaser.