Lewellen Studio

Nature Tiles in Ceramic, Bronze, & Cast Stone

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About Our Tile


All tiles from Lewellen Studio are created using the single-fire method. Single-fired means both the clay body and glaze are fired for the first time together, resulting in a far superior adhesion between glaze and tile.


It was a challenge in applying this level of quality to hand-made art tile, however, the desire for a more beautiful and durable tile that required only half the energy to create, making them the most environment-friendly, was a goal we had to pursue. The obvious lower production
cost is an advantage shared with all who purchase our tile.


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Single-fired actually fuses glaze and tile, where bisque tile (pre-fired tile) results in more of a glaze coating. The glaze/tile adhesion of single -fired is so strong, that it is able to bond tiles together, giving rise to our unique Layered Tiles. This special bonding ability is often used extensively in our custom installations.


One signature style of all our tile is the unique beveled or coped edge. This requires our installations to be very accurate in their making, simply cutting a tile smaller if it were too large is not acceptable because the new cut edge would not have a matching beveled edge. Therefore great care is taken to follow the specifications we are given, if we receive an incorrect measurement, new correct size tile can be made to replace the wrong size.


Technical information: All tiles ,whether single or layered, are fired to cone five ( 2185 degrees fahrenheit ). Clay body is usually white stoneware or porcelain, though other clays are occasionally used in particular projects. Our Studio produces under the cleanest and highest environmently sound standards we know of, lead free glazes, single-firing, and use only oxidation firing in both gas and electric kilns.


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