Tiles, whether made of ceramic, porcelain, or marble, are an integral part of the art and design world around the world – but theyâ€™re also a pragmatic feature of many homes, used for flooring and to add character to kitchens. Still, thereâ€™s no good reason to hold these two realms, the artistic and the practical, as opposite realms; rather, adding tile detail to your home can be a way to travel without leaving your house, and exploring local tile art can make a wonderful vacation experience.
When abroad, talking to artisans who work with tile or visiting factories are great ways to get a taste of the local culture. Though many handmade or painted tiles may not make sense for your home decor or your budget, youâ€™ll certainly come away inspired and with a clearer sense of what makes each regionâ€™s art unique. [Read more…]