Ravenstone Tiles is a small art tile company located in the victorian seaport of Port Townsend, Washington. Owner and artist Laura Reutter began making and designing ceramic tiles in 1998. Taking inspiration from early art pottery companies such as Moravian, Rookwood, Newcomb and Grueby, her designs depict nature, with elements of Art Nouveau as well as Arts & Crafts aesthetic.
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Each tile is hand-pressed in a plaster mold; glazes are likewise hand-applied by brushing or pouring, making every tile a unique work of art. Glaze specialist Tim Taylor blends glaze ingredients to create special colors, including some unique to Ravenstone Tiles. Our glazes have a matte to satin surface quality, with subdued hues that enhance the relief carving.
Tiles are fired to mid-range stoneware temperatures, resulting in a durable ceramic that is suitable for use indoors or out. These tiles look great installed in a kitchen, bath or fireplace setting. Framed, they add a wonderful architectural accent to Craftsman or Mission style homes.
In collaboration with studio potter Lori Bernstein, we offer decorative vases with incised oak, poplar and fir tree motifs. Lori throws the ceramic forms which are reminiscent of period vases. The vases are decorated and glazed by Laura Reutter to evoke a feeling of the Craftsman era.
A new product that should prove popular is our ceramic house-number line. Each ceramic number is a durable tile created specifically for your home. The number is glazed in colors of your choice with optional
Ravenstone Tiles can also make new designs or create custom installations on a commission basis. For more information please call 360.379.6951 (business hours, pacific time) or email.