Lunada Bay Tile Takes Flight with Birdscape

Dale Chihuly, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Rene Lalique: these famous artists pushed the boundaries of glass design, bringing art glass to the forefront of popular culture.

Lunada Bay Tile has expanded upon its passion for the breathtaking beauty of art glass with Birdscape. This collection of handmade glass birds draws on a fusion of glassmaking traditions to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Each of these delicate avian creatures is lovingly crafted using the lost wax technique, which entails the use of a hand-carved wax mold, plaster, and molten glass. Beautifully carved details in the feathers, wings, and tails make each bird a unique treasure.

Birdscape-Styles (1)“The Birdscape collection embodies the relationship between museum-quality art glass and Lunada Bay Tile glass mosaics,” said President and CEO of Lunada Bay Tile, Carl Steadly, an avid collector of art glass who expresses his artistic vision through the creation of glass mosaic tile.

Since 1992, Lunada Bay Tile has produced handcrafted glass tile collections through old and new techniques of glass making that elevate design possibilities and create statements using color, shape, texture and luminosity. Each new tile collection strives to connect people to the aspirational space of their imagination.

“Glass is a versatile medium, and we are very excited about being part of this new movement where glass is growing as the choice for artistic expression,” Steadly said. “The delicate, expressive creatures of Birdscape are a cross pollination of perspectives, making it possible for glass mosaics to become part of a larger conversation about personal expression.”

Create your own narrative by displaying these glass birds individually or in an installation that emulates a flock of birds in flight. The Birdscape collection is available in three styles and six colors.
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As Seen On TLC’s Nate and Jeremiah By Design

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We loved seeing our Shinju Crest in Moonstone ceramic tile in a master bath remodel on a recent episode of TLC’s Nate and Jeremiah By Design.

In the episode Organic Minimalism, Peggy Lu’s house had become a disaster after six years of unreliable contractors and do-it-yourself projects. She needed design experts Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent to save her from her DIY nightmare before it became too late.

Check out the entire episode and a time-lapse video of the project.

Modern Barkitecture

Dog House 4.jpgOne of the best things we can do as animal lovers is to provide safe environments for our pets. Lunada Bay Tile teamed up with Tile Council of North America and an Atlanta pet charity at Coverings – The Global Tile & Stone Experience where exhibitors are donating one-of-a-kind tiled doghouses.

For this year’s modern dog house, Lunada Bay Tile intended to provide Instagram-worthy style and shelter from the midday sun. The roof and side walls showcase the striking architectural shapes of Ka-nū Keel ceramic tile in Harbor Blue, which feature a lustrous, subtly pearlized glaze. The front and back walls are a combination of Ka-nū Buoy Mosaic in Sandbar, Harbor Blue, and Sea Kelp, and the house is trimmed in Ka-nū Plank 1-3/4 x 9-3/4 in Sea Kelp. It was fun to design this project with Ka-nū, which will be available through authorized Lunada Bay Tile dealers later this year.

The Lunada Bay Tile doghouse will join others donated by fellow TCNA members and will be on display during Coverings in the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard (booth #7249). Following the show, all doghouses will be donated to the Homeless Pets Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that saves the lives of homeless cats and dogs in Atlanta area animal shelters and promotes the benefits of pet ownership.

See all that Lunada Bay Tile has to offer at Coverings booth 8062, May 8-11 in Atlanta.

Introducing Watercolors

The masters of watercolor—Albrecht Durer, Georgia O’Keefe, John Singer Sargent, William Turner, and James Whistler—created nuanced paintings rich with emotion. The Watercolors ceramic collection by Lunada Bay Tile pays homage to these famous artists through varied hues. Like miniature works of art, the tiles express a handcrafted, artisanal aesthetic through carefully curated color, from delicate to vibrant.

The Watercolors collection comes in two patterns and a coordinating liner. The simplicity of these shapes allows the soft brushstroke effects and colors to take center stage.

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The collection is available in five painterly hues that would work with a variety of palettes, from cool to warm.

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Another bonus: the Watercolors collection coordinates with so many other Lunada Bay Tile series, such as Mizumi Martini (below left) and Luce (below right).

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While watercolor paintings often appear simple in execution, the techniques used can take years to perfect. It can be thrilling to watch a master create an image through the careful blending of pigment and water. The Watercolors collection emulates these pretty brushstrokes for an artistic effect.

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