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6x8 Saguaro - Green
Tile in 5-inch Emerson Easel
Tile in 2-inch Oak Park Frame - Oak
Tile in 2-inch Oak Park Frame - Ebony

6x8 Saguaro - Green

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.

In 1927, Wright submitted a series of cover designs to Liberty magazine. All were rejected by the editors as too “radical” and were never published. One of these designs was “Saguaro Forms and Cactus Flowers,” Wright’s interpretation of a desert landscape. Although initially disregarded, the image became one of Wright’s most popular and was later transformed into a stained-glass feature for the lobby of the renowned Arizona Biltmore hotel.

Motawi Tileworks’ Saguaro, a 6x8 ceramic art tile, reimagines the work once again while reflecting Wright’s stylized vision.

  • Motawi tiles are striking art pieces and installation accents. Each tile is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We embrace variation and handmade beauty: Our time-honored methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
  • Actual Tile Size: Approximately 5 7/8” x 7 7/8”. As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16".
  • Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.

®/©/™ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. All rights reserved.

Locally made and fabricated from powder-coated steel, our easels feature durable and elegant single-piece construction.  

  • The 5-inch Emerson easel holds any unframed tile larger than 3 inches.
  • The 7-inch Roebuck easel holds any framed tile and any unframed tile larger than 4 inches.
  • The 3-inch mini easel holds 3 and 4-inch tiles (unframed).

Our tile frames are made by Dard Hunter Studios, founded by early Roycrofter Dard Hunter and run by his grandson, Dard Hunter III.

The 2-inch Oak Park flat frame is made of quartersawn oak and comes in Craftsman Oak or Ebony finish. Its finished size is 9-1/2" x 11-1/2".

Description

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.

In 1927, Wright submitted a series of cover designs to Liberty magazine. All were rejected by the editors as too “radical” and were never published. One of these designs was “Saguaro Forms and Cactus Flowers,” Wright’s interpretation of a desert landscape. Although initially disregarded, the image became one of Wright’s most popular and was later transformed into a stained-glass feature for the lobby of the renowned Arizona Biltmore hotel.

Motawi Tileworks’ Saguaro, a 6x8 ceramic art tile, reimagines the work once again while reflecting Wright’s stylized vision.

  • Motawi tiles are striking art pieces and installation accents. Each tile is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We embrace variation and handmade beauty: Our time-honored methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
  • Actual Tile Size: Approximately 5 7/8” x 7 7/8”. As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16".
  • Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.

®/©/™ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. All rights reserved.

Easels

Locally made and fabricated from powder-coated steel, our easels feature durable and elegant single-piece construction.  

  • The 5-inch Emerson easel holds any unframed tile larger than 3 inches.
  • The 7-inch Roebuck easel holds any framed tile and any unframed tile larger than 4 inches.
  • The 3-inch mini easel holds 3 and 4-inch tiles (unframed).

Frames

Our tile frames are made by Dard Hunter Studios, founded by early Roycrofter Dard Hunter and run by his grandson, Dard Hunter III.

The 2-inch Oak Park flat frame is made of quartersawn oak and comes in Craftsman Oak or Ebony finish. Its finished size is 9-1/2" x 11-1/2".