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.
ANNOUNCING: Open Studio classes for fall, 2016 are all held on Saturdays; Dates are October 22, November 12, and Dec. 10. The registration form with project prices is under 'CLASSES' on this site. A Special Mosaic Class will be held January 21, 2017 to create mosaics onto handbuilt substrates -- see 'CLASSES' on this site for more information.
My handmade tile mosaics can be found at Desert Artisans Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde, Tucson or at my home studio, which is open by appointment.