Japanese Lantern Motawi Tile
Artist Yoshiko Yamamoto is a self-taught block printmaker who strives always to fuse Japanese design sensibility with fine craftsmanship. Several years ago, Nawal Motawi, a longtime admirer of Yamamoto's work, approached her for a collaboration. Motawi thought the artist's bold prints would work well as a raised-line tile design. She was right. Yamamoto's graceful, swaying scenes brought the clay to life.
The colorful fruit of the Japanese Lantern is captured in this tile adaptation of Yamamoto's block print of the same name. And the tile's raised lines create delicate veins in the fruit and leaves.
Dimensions: 5.8 x 5.8 inches
Tiles are 5/8 of an inch thick and have a notch at the back for display.
About Motawi Tiles
Motawi polychrome tiles are striking individual art pieces as much as functional tile installation accents, made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Motawi tile makers embrace variation and handmade beauty. The bold heft of each Motawi tile reveals serious craftsmanship, and time-honored hand-glazing methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
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