The Custom-Tile Process

A busy day in the tile studio, with tiles at various stages of completion. Each tile goes through three firings to build color and detail.
A busy day in the tile studio, with tiles at various stages of completion. Each tile goes through three firings to over 1200 degrees to build color, detail and permanence.

Julie paints tiles to order and ships them to you for installation. Typically, the client first ships the blank tiles needed for the painting project, but Julie can also purchase the tile locally.

As you consider custom hand-painted tiles, ask yourself the following questions:

Where will the tile be installed?

How large is the space, and how much hand-painted tile do I need?

What images do I want on the tile?

Do I want a continuous picture, or individual tiles arranged randomly or in a pattern on the wall?

What kind of tile do I want to use? Color? Gloss or matte? What size tile?

Are there colors I want or need to consider for the room’s decor?

The next step is to call Julie and discuss the project.

Julie will have lots of questions for you, including the ones above, as she collaborates with you to achieve the look you want. We will likely exchange emails with information on color and image, and she will send you photos of the work in progress.

Terms and conditions

After discussing the project with you, Julie will send you a price estimate.

To begin the project, you pay a 50% deposit and ship blank tiles to Julie.

Once she has painted the tile, you pay the remainder of the balance and Julie ships the tile.

Julie recommends that you carefully pack and insure the tiles you ship. She assumes no responsibility for tiles that arrive broken. She will carefully pack and insure the tiles she ships and requests that you notify her immediately of breakage during shipping.

Because of the custom nature of the work, no returns are allowed.

If you prefer to communicate by e-mail, use this contact form to describe your project:

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Want to sample Julie’s tiles before deciding whether to go ahead with a large project? Contact her about purchasing a single tile. Julie paints individual custom tiles for installation or gifts.