Motawi's "Spring Chickadees" tile was inspired by artist Yoshiko Yamamoto. 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.
"Among all the springtime visitors to our garden, the lively chickadees are our favorite. Always chattering 'chick-a-dee-dee-dee', these tiny birds never seem to tire and amuse us with their playful acrobatics!"- Yoshiko Yamamoto
Motawi polychrome tiles are striking individual art pieces as much as functional tile installation accents. These tiles will give you serious cred in gift-giving circles. And each one is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The bold heft of each Motawi tile reveals serious craftsmanship. And Motawi's time-honored hand-glazing methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
On the back you will find the Motawi Tileworks stamp, the signature of the tilemaker and a notch for hanging.
Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 0.6 inches