Michigan Handcrafted Ceramic Tile
Our designers and staff create amazing ceramic tile for wholesale and commercial installation at our studio and facilities in Petoskey, Michigan. Specializing in wholesale production, Tileworks was founded in 2010 with the mission of providing superior quality ceramic tile to the retail industry. Whether it’s souvenir gift tiles, commemorative tiles or an entire kitchen backsplash installation, we have done it all. We work in the classic Arts & Crafts style and are co-located with a historic pottery just outside of Petoskey, Michigan with over 30 years of experience in creative clay and production. Our tiles are featured in installations and sold through galleries and through select tile distributors across the U.S.
Custom Tile Design
One of our specialties is the design and creation of custom tile. Our custom installation work has included creative fireplace surrounds, kitchen and bathroom tile and custom shower surrounds. Basically, if a customer can think it, we can make it a reality in tile. We also work with tile resellers and institutional clients to design and produce commemorative tiles. These are sold in galleries and by non-profits to be used as awards, corporate promotions, fundraisers, non-profits, etc. Click on the custom tiles tab above to learn more about custom tiles, personalized tiles and installations.
Classic Tilemaking Techniques
We design and manufacture all of our tiles using classic methods and molds that have been hand carved or cast from our original designs. We use clay developed right here in Michigan. Our tiles are stoneware and thus suited for indoor or outdoor applications. We begin with a design either hand carved in plaster or sculpted in clay. Once we have a mold we hand press our tiles into our molds and finish the back. We air dry our tiles and fire them twice before they make it to the customer (a process that takes about 4-6 weeks).
Visit the Tile Studio
Our studio is always open for tours. You are welcome to come visit and view our studio where we design and create our custom decorative tile. We will walk you through the entire process of tile making from concept to the final product. You can see our original designs, mold, firing process, glazing techniques, etc. Come by and tour the studio or call ahead for group tours.