Encaustic Tiles
Medieval and Modern
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Green Man
Fleur-de-Lys Medieval tiles and my Green Man tile - my favourite designs
Medieval Encaustic Tiles
Medieval Tile designs are faithful to the originals, dating from the mid thirteenth to mid sixteenth century. I carve a pattern block from wood for each design and the stamped impression is filled with a slip inlay. The final colour is determined by the strength of the honey glaze, which I vary to recreate the variations found in the original woodfired ceramics.
Leaping Hound
Tree of Life
Medieval Pattern

Shamanic Encaustic Tiles
Created with a  Shamanic theme, with wolves, bears, leaves, feathers and spiral ammonites. I have taken the religious imagery and symbolism placed onto medieval tiles and updated it with a twist, looking towards nature and native spirituality for images. They measure 6 x 6 inches approximately and are larger and thinner than the traditional medieval tiles.
Crouching Bear
Feather
Salamander
Leaf
Sun and Moon
Wolf face
Please contact me for details on how to order my tiles, I have some designs ready to send and others can be made especially for you, within weeks. I am happy to discuss making new patterns in both modern and medieval styles.
email - bookings@katetiler.co.uk or telephone 01949 860959
Unless otherwise stated, all images remain the copyright of K. Elkins 2007 and cannot be copied by any means without permission