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Variations on a Theme: A New Tile Collection from Fireclay x Block Shop (with Endless Possibilities)

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Variations on a Theme: A New Tile Collection from Fireclay x Block Shop (with Endless Possibilities)

November 4, 2021

This just in from two of our favorite California-based makers: a bold, interactive tile collection created by Hopie and Lily Stockman of Block Shop Textiles and the folks at Fireclay Tile.

The collection is the result of “many Zoom calls throughout 2020 lockdowns from our makeshift home offices in the Los Angeles and Bay Area,” according to Fireclay, and features four motifs—Dot Dash, Squiggle, Roundabout, and Signal—in a variety of colorways and variatons, with almost endless possibilities for arrangements and patterns. The tiles combine the traditional woodblock printing of Block Shop’s work with hand-painting techniques; each is one-of-a-kind and made, start to finish, in Fireclay’s eco-friendly factory in California.

Here’s a look:

a few of the offerings—in varying sizes and hues—from the block shop x fir 9
Above: A few of the offerings—in varying sizes and hues—from the Block Shop x Fireclay Tile Hand-Painted Collection.
a grouping of dot dash \2 tiles in charcoal. five percent of profits from the c 10
Above: A grouping of Dot Dash 2 tiles in Charcoal. Five percent of profits from the collection will go to Allies in Arts, “a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles whose mission is to support artists who are womxn, BIPOC, and LGBTQQIA2S—all of whom are underrepresented individuals in creative industries.”
four dot dash 6 tiles in just one of many possible arrangements. 11
Above: Four Dot Dash 6 tiles in just one of many possible arrangements.
geometric dot dash 5 tiles in the plein aire colorway. 12
Above: Geometric Dot Dash 5 tiles in the Plein Aire colorway.
playful, organic squiggle tiles in lapis, an inky blue. 13
Above: Playful, organic Squiggle tiles in Lapis, an inky blue.
minimal dot dash 3 tiles in neutral plein aire. 14
Above: Minimal Dot Dash 3 tiles in neutral Plein Aire.
both the dot dash and roundabout lines also come as blocks of repeating pattern 15
Above: Both the Dot Dash and Roundabout lines also come as blocks of repeating patterns. Stick to one design, arranging it multiple ways, or mix and match variations from the same line. This one is Roundabout 1 in the green-blue Fresco hue.
another variation from the roundabout line: roundabout 4 tiles in gesso. 16
Above: Another variation from the Roundabout line: Roundabout 4 tiles in Gesso.
the signal tiles lend &#8\2\20;a vibrant sense of motion,&#8\2\2\1; acc 17
Above: The Signal tiles lend “a vibrant sense of motion,” according to Fireclay, and are available in three colorways (and two sizes); shown here is Wood, a bold saffron hue.
and four signal tiles in clay. 18
Above: And four Signal tiles in Clay.
not taking on a tiling project? the designs are also available as coasters, no  19
Above: Not taking on a tiling project? The designs are also available as coasters, no installation needed, like this Four-Pack of Roundabout Coasters in Fresco.

Read more about the collaboration behind the scenes here, and see more at the Block Shop x Fireclay Tile Hand-Painted Collection.

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