Introducing the new Watermark tile collection designed by Deborah Osburn for Tilevera. Inspired by Japanese textile dying techniques, Osburn’s tile collection consists of hand painted indigo and gold verdigris designs, which morphs into a turquoise hue as the dye travels up the tile. The process begins with hand cut, slow-fired and unglazed porcelain tiles, each of which absorb the pigments differently, making each tile unique.
The process in making the tile was described as “Japanesque”, wherein several pools of indigo dye are created and each and every tile is hand dipped into one of the indigo pools. Then the tiles are allowed to sit in the dye for several days to absorb varying gradations of the indigo. Every tile therefore takes on its own personality absorbing the dye in its own individual way. The tiles are available in 3 inches by 6 inches, 4 inches by 8 inches and 6 inches by 12 inches, and can be installed indoors or out, on walls and floors.
Osburn has been designing and manufacturing tile for the past 25 years for her company Tilevera. In 2012, she started clé, the international artisan tile e-boutique.