February 22, 2017

Spotlight On | Ginkgo

The graceful fan-shaped leaves of the Ginkgo tree are enchanting symbols of peace, hope and longevity and are a popular motif of the Arts & Crafts movement. The branches of this symbolic tree reached into the minds of the designers at Motawi Tileworks and grew into Motawi's latest installation series, simply named Ginkgo. See this lovely tile put to use in this edition of Spotlight On. View full article →
February 09, 2017

Bring Your Valentine to the Tileworks

Things will be heating up at Motawi this Valentine's Day, and we're not talking about standing next to the kilns! Spend the day romancing your Valentine with tile! Motawi will be offering a special tour this Valentine's Day at 11 View full article →
February 09, 2017

Spotlight On | Frank Lloyd Wright for Installation

Frank Lloyd Wright believed in creating total environments, which included designing not only residences, shops and skyscrapers, but also the art glass windows, furniture, fabrics, lamps, carpets and tiles that occupied them. In this Spotlight On, we highlight the beautiful ways these classic designs can be incorporated into a Motawi installation. View full article →
February 02, 2017

New Tile | 8x8 Bella Luna

The lonely woman waiting for her love to rescue her in Morris' romantic poem comes to live in Motawi's latest tile, 8x8 Bella Luna. Inspired from the classic Arts & Crafts mural Two Red Roses Across the Moon, Motawi's version shines the moonlight on the beautiful woman, clutching her two red roses waiting for her love. View full article →
January 19, 2017

Spotlight On | 25 Favorite Projects from our First 25 Years

2017 is a big year for us here at Motawi Tileworks...we're turning 25 and we've made a LOT of tile since we flipped the switch on the first kiln back in '92. For this very special Spotlight On, we wanted to showcase our most favorite installation projects. Some are simple, some are grand, all are beautiful and all are absolutely Motawi. View full article →
January 18, 2017

Forbes Writes About Nawal Motawi and the Tileworks

Business magazine Forbes had a long talk with Motawi Tileworks owner and founder Nawal Motawi recently. The result is a wonderful article for its small business section in its online periodical. View full article →
January 16, 2017

Fresh Year | Fresh Colors

We're starting 2017 off with a colorful bang! New for 2017, some of our most favorite designs have a fresh new look with bold, beautiful new colorways. View full article →
December 22, 2016

Tour Information

There's some gigantic new equipment being installed, so we have some changes to our schedule to announce. Tours have been suspended until January 19 to accommodate our new equipment. View full article →
December 15, 2016

Spotlight On | Collages

The dictionary defines collage as "a creative work that resembles an artistic composition incorporating various materials or elements." In our case, it's all tile, and it's all fabulous. Many of our installation designs are based on symmetry. Our collages are like their happy little sisters; beautiful and a bit more full of energy. View full article →
December 14, 2016

Wow, Have we Got Something Special for You!

Every so often, we come across a beautiful piece that we have in our building that we're just not giving enough love. This is one of those pieces. We created this stately column structure for one of our trade shows, and it would be a shame for us not to share it with you. View full article →
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