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6x6 Coming & Going - Blue
Tile with medium easel
Tile framed in 6x6 Oak frame
Tile framed in 6x6 Ebony frame

6x6 Coming & Going - Blue

6x6 Coming & Going is based on Charley Harper's larger illustration, 'Once There Was a Field,' created in 1974 to accompany an article of the same name published in Ranger Rick. We love the artist's description of a busy, blooming field teeming with life:

'It was a wondrous world. Birds. Blooms. Bugs. Butterflies. A breeze. Bees buzzing inside buttercups. A bluebird, killdeer and quail chasing grasshoppers on a glorious morning among morning glories. The sounds are long past hearing. The scents are past savoring. The sights are past seeing, but live forever in a picture.'

—   Charley Harper (1922–2007)

  • 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 5 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.

Easels are an elegant option for art tile display. Fabricated from powder-coated steel, our easels are locally made and feature durable single-piece construction.

  • Medium easel: holds any unframed tile larger than 3 inches (recommended for most of our tiles if unframed).
  • Large easel: holds any framed tile or any unframed tile larger than 4 inches.
  • Small easel: holds 3 and 4-inch tiles (unframed).

    Our quarter-sawn oak frames, handmade by Dard Hunter Studios, are available with a natural Oak or Ebony finish. They can hang horizontally or vertically, or perch on our large easels. Frame features include mitered corners and stapled joints.

    • This frame’s outer dimensions are 9-1/2" x 9-1/2".
    • Frame width is 2".
    • Any framed tile can pair with our large easel.
    • Note: Frame woodgrain and stain opacity varies.

    Description

    6x6 Coming & Going is based on Charley Harper's larger illustration, 'Once There Was a Field,' created in 1974 to accompany an article of the same name published in Ranger Rick. We love the artist's description of a busy, blooming field teeming with life:

    'It was a wondrous world. Birds. Blooms. Bugs. Butterflies. A breeze. Bees buzzing inside buttercups. A bluebird, killdeer and quail chasing grasshoppers on a glorious morning among morning glories. The sounds are long past hearing. The scents are past savoring. The sights are past seeing, but live forever in a picture.'

    —   Charley Harper (1922–2007)

    • 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 5 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.

    Easels

    Easels are an elegant option for art tile display. Fabricated from powder-coated steel, our easels are locally made and feature durable single-piece construction.

    • Medium easel: holds any unframed tile larger than 3 inches (recommended for most of our tiles if unframed).
    • Large easel: holds any framed tile or any unframed tile larger than 4 inches.
    • Small easel: holds 3 and 4-inch tiles (unframed).

      Frames

      Our quarter-sawn oak frames, handmade by Dard Hunter Studios, are available with a natural Oak or Ebony finish. They can hang horizontally or vertically, or perch on our large easels. Frame features include mitered corners and stapled joints.

      • This frame’s outer dimensions are 9-1/2" x 9-1/2".
      • Frame width is 2".
      • Any framed tile can pair with our large easel.
      • Note: Frame woodgrain and stain opacity varies.