For over 20 years, the artisans at Motawi Tileworks have hand-crafted art tile in their Ann Arbor, Michigan, studio. These distinctive tiles are known for their rich glazes and and uniquely American designs, inspired by nature, art and architecture. Unlike mass-produced tile, the unique design, beautiful craftsmanship, and affordability of Motawi tile allows people to own and enjoy real art, which won't go out of style and will last for generations.
Nawal Motawi, founder of Motawi Tileworks, was first exposed to the tile of the Arts & Crafts movement at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, which she visited during her first college ceramics class. "My professor had just completed a gigantic tile mural created with Pewabic Pottery, which he took us all to see," says Nawal, "and I immediately began to fantasize about someday making tilework like that!" In 1992 she set out on her own, starting what soon became Motawi Tileworks. The frames are handmade in Ohio by an Arts & Crafts studio formed in the early 20th century.
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