“Raven” Motawi Tile 6×8
Artist Yoshiko Yamamoto is a self-taught block printmaker who strives always to fuse Japanese design sensibility with fine craftsmanship. Several years ago, Nawal Motawi, a longtime admirer of Yoshiko’s work, approached her for a collaboration. Motawi thought Yamamoto’s bold prints would work well as a raised-line tile design. She was right. Yamamoto’s graceful, swaying scenes brought the clay to life.
“Raven” is inspired by a print Yamamoto created to convey her own fascination with the bird.
Motawi tiles are striking art pieces and installation accents. Each tile is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We embrace variation and handmade beauty: Our time-honored methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.Formed. Founded in 1992, Motawi Tileworks is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company making handcrafted art tile and installations.
Actual Tile Size: Approximately 5 7/8” x 7 7/8”. As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16″.
Tiles are 5/8″ thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.