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|Nicola Godfrey Tile, Ceramic Handmade , Tile Coasters, Custom Tile Work|
Nicola Godfrey Tile
Nicola Godfrey designs and manufactures artistic ceramic tile in a converted bulk barn formally used for curing tobacco.
Ms. Godfrey, a classically trained portrait and figurative sculptor, has applied her education to tile making. Creating hand sculpted relief tile allows her to explore unique ideas in design, texture and color. After extensive travel throughout Europe, she began incorporating multicultural themes into her work. Recent designs are derived from Scandinavian, Indian, Celtic and Byzantine art.
Nicola sculpts a master tile for each design by hand. Starting with a pencil drawing, she carefully takes her ideas from paper to clay model. Once she is satisfied with the prototype, she creates a master die allowing each design to be duplicated for larger installations.
After several years of testing various clay bodies and glazes, Nicola can consistently produce spectacular finishes on a high-fire clay body. Because the tiles are sculpted in high relief, many of the glazes will “break” over the edges creating multi-colored patterns during the firing process. As a result, no two are ever alike.
These tiles are specifically made for installation in homes, gardens, restaurants, pools and spas or any project requiring specialty art tile.
You Can find Nicola's Tile Booth at The Cotton Company!