Motawi Tileworks: Contemporary Handcrafted Tiles in the Arts & Crafts Tradition
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with dust jacket
112 pages with more than 120 full-color reproductions of tiles, murals, and installations
Written by Anne Stewart O’Donnell, with a foreword by Joseph A. Taylor
Size: 9 x 8 in.
Spurred on by the marketplace and welcomed by architects and designers seeking to personalize their creations, hundreds of studio tile artists and makers are successfully producing tile today throughout the United States. Among the most revered of these is Motawi Tileworks of Ann Arbor, Michigan, founded by Nawal Motawi and her brother Karim in 1992. The company has become a symbol of artistic sensibility and success in the tile industry. The Motawi aesthetic reflects a unique combination of color and design, instantly recognizable. In museum shops, high-end gift stores, and tile showrooms from coast to coast, Motawi stands out for both the quality of design and exquisite workmanship.