Carol Hegedus, the owner/artist of Handmade Tile Studio, specializes in creating handcrafted tiles that are inspired by nature -- in the shape of birds, flowers, leaves, insects, etc. Each mosaic style art tile is hand-cut from soft, high-fire clay. Then it is dried, glazed with brilliant colors and fired in a kiln up to four times. The tiles are of the highest quality and artisanship and each is one-of-a-kind. Due to the nature of handmade ceramics, slight variations in size, color, or accents add to the charm of each piece. All of the tiles are 3/16th inch thick and are weather tolerant.
These decorative art tiles lend themselves to an endless variety of possibilities. Carol combines them into colorful mosaic murals and also sells the individual tiles to other mosaic artists. Special order murals and tables, or custom made individual tile orders are always welcome. To purchase handmade tiles, you are welcome to make an appointment to visit my studio or if you don't live near Tucson, AZ, please send an email from this site to let me know what you would like. I can email photos so you can choose specific tiles for yourself. A price list for the individual handmade tiles is available under PURCHASE INFO. Prices for tiles may vary slightly from the list to reflect changes in size and design of the tiles recenty made.
For a schedule of upcoming classes, please look under the 'CLASSES' page of this web site -- the project prices and registration form are also available there. The next Open Studio dates are May 18th and July 13. A variety of my mosaic artwork is available at Desert Artisans Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde, Tucson.
Those who who purchased tiles at my 'big sale' in April are invited to bring their collection and work on a project in my studio on May 18th. There is no fee for this but if you need wedi or frames or other supplies, you will be charged for what you use. Registration is required -- please phone or email -- space is limited!