Thursday, November 19, 2009

Insperation - Ceramic Tile II

Malibu Potteries was establish in Malibu California by Mrs. Rindge in 1926. In the six short years it existed, it produced some of the most important and beautiful ceramic tile to come out of California. With an abundance of good quality clay, and a strong demand for decorative ceramic tile needed, for the Mediterranean and Spanish style homes being built in that day, Malibu Pottery produced 30,000 square feet of ceramic tile per month. Although, with it's Saracen, Moorish, and Spanish designs, most of the tile was produced for homes in the Los Angeles area, the tile was also shipped world wide. In 1931 a fire destroyed most of the factory, Mrs. Rindge was planning to rebuild, the depression and building slump that followed prevented the factory from re opening again.

Adamson House loggia 1930 a_hallwayLrg
Above: Persian carpet designed by William Handley of Malibu Potteries
Logia at the Ahmason house in Malibu California, built in 1930

Even though Malibu Pottery shut down Malibu Ceramic Works has reinvented, and has been producing beautiful handmade ceramic tile in the traditional fashion, in Southern California for the past 30 years.

Malibu cermaic works

Do you like Malibu tile?

Firoozeh Khorrami

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