Introduced and curated by tile maker and clé founder, Deborah Osburn, Tile Envy is an exploration of international hand crafted tile design. There are 48 contemporary designers and artisans profiled with detailed photography of tiles created in a multitude of materials including ceramic, cement, stone, glass, wood, and steel.
The first 3 chapters focus on Illustration, Texture, and Pattern. The final chapter, Art and Architecture, includes innovative ways tiles have been used to define spaces and create sculptural urban influenced art. The methods for producing tiles are as varied as the makers. Their creative process includes digital printing, cast, hand formed and slipcast painted ceramic, etching, silk screening, and photo synthesis. clé.