Carol Hegedus, the owner/artist of Handmade Tile Studio, specializes in creating handcrafted tiles that are inspired by nature -- in the shape of birds, flowers, leaves, insects, etc. Each mosaic style art tile is hand-cut from soft, high-fire clay. Then it is dried, glazed with brilliant colors and fired in a kiln up to four times. The tiles are of the highest quality and artisanship and each is one-of-a-kind. Due to the nature of handmade ceramics, slight variations in size, color, or accents add to the charm of each piece. All of the tiles are 3/16th inch thick and are weather tolerant.
These decorative art tiles lend themselves to an endless variety of possibilities. Carol combines them into colorful mosaic murals and also sells the individual tiles to other mosaic artists. To purchase handmade tiles, you are welcome to make an appointment to visit my studio. I'm sorry, but I am not able to accommodate phone or email orders for tiles at this point.....if you are interested in my tiles and live too far from Tucson to visit, please check this site later -- I'm considering offering specific handmade tiles on this site but it will take a bit of time to get that established.
I do not have any classes planned until October, 2015 but if you can't wait and would like to organize a class yourself sometime over the summertime, please call and we'll find a date for you to come to my studio. Check back to this site later in the summer -- I'll be setting a fall/winter class schedule in August.
A variety of my mosaic artwork is always available at Desert Artisans Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde, Tucson. The current show has several new small music boxes with oldie tunes of the Beetles.