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Motawi Tileworks 6x8 WATERLILIES (Light Blue)

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    Motawi Tileworks 6x8 WATERLILIES (Light Blue)

    SKU: MOT-4O6371LB
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    Description

    This delicate stylized design of waterlilies, common in the tranquil ponds of the Midwest, is adapted from Frank Lloyd Wright's drawing "Waterlilies", which is thought to be designed for an art glass screen in 1895 but never produced.

    This early example epitomizes Wright's ability to incorporate themes from nature and exemplifies his philosophy of "organic architecture" - the connecting of the natural world into his architecture as well as his decorative designs.
    • Actual Tile Size: Approximately 5 7/8” x 7 7/8”. As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16".
    • Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.
    ®/©/™ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. All rights reserved.

    Vendor Info

    Motawi Tileworks:
    Nawal Motawi founded Motawi Tileworks more than 20 years ago. A University of Michigan art school graduate with a restless spirit and an interest in applied arts, Nawal moved to Detroit to learn tilemaking at Detroit’s storied Pewabic Pottery. She returned to Ann Arbor after a few years and began making her own tiles in a garage studio and selling them from a stand she rented at the local farmers’ market.

    Today, Nawal is still designing and making tiles in Ann Arbor. Her companies, Motawi Tileworks and Rovin Ceramics, employ more than 30 people. Her company utilizes Toyota-Style Production and practices an intentional workplace culture.

    Recently, Motawi tiles have been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Dwell Magazine.

    Why Motawi Tile?
    Motawi polychrome tiles are striking individual art pieces as much as functional tile installation accents. These tiles will give you serious cred in gift-giving circles. Each one is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    At Motawi Tileworks they embrace variation and handmade beauty. The bold heft of each Motawi tile reveals serious craftsmanship. Time-honored hand-glazing methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.

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