Custom Commemorative Tile



Work with us to create your own custom tileonly a 100-piece minimum. Because each project is unique, our design staff is prepared to do as much or as little as you require. These are some steps that are typical to most projects:

design consultation

This initial consultation can be held in person, over the phone, by internet or by appointment. Our consultants and illustrators are experts on what sorts of designs, art or logos will translate well into ceramic tile. Share what you have in mind and we will adapt your art or develop art specifically for you. Clients commonly send or bring us photos, drawings, color samples or a theme. Some clients select an existing Motawi Tileworks design and ask for modifications to our design.


Once your idea has been conveyed, we can work up a price estimate. Prices vary according to the quantity of tile you need (100 minimum), tile size, the design time involved, and the style and glaze color(s) of the tile. Allow our staff an opportunity to prepare a quote for you custom project.


Upon receipt of your design fee, artwork will be developed by a Motawi artist. Turnaround time for this step can vary, so allow as much time as possible. We will make every effort to complete the project according to your timeline.

Mold-making and Prototyping

When the artwork is approved, a custom mold will be created from plaster. A prototype tile is hand-pressed for client review.

Order Production

Your order will then be scheduled for production. Once it is complete, we can ship it UPS or hold it for pick-up. Please allow 12 weeks' lead time for custom commemorative tiles.

To discuss your custom commemorative tile project, please contact Colleen Crawley at