The following catalog pages represent all of the tile-making techniques we employ at Native Tile. Most of our 1,100 patterns can be made in any of the various techniques or color schemes shown. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, call us or one of our showrooms to discuss your project.
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LG& Modernist Collection
Designed by Laura Gottwald for Native Tile, this collection brings together multi-cultural, design and architectural history influences that is sure to bring unique style and visual excitement to any space. Shown here in our Malibu and Tunisian techniques, all tiles in this collection can be ordered as shown or color-customized to fit your specific palette.
Growing up in a family of advertising business creative directors (Mad Men), Laura Gottwald received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, where as an undergraduate, she co-founded Amperzand Design, an inter-disciplinary collaboration of artists, designers and architects. Products included corporate image graphics and packaging, the design of consumer products from lighting fixtures to shoes, architecture and interiors. Clients included The Bort Carleton Shoe Company; Alan Bilzarian; Whiting & Davis Co.; The First Team and the film Union City. She received Boston Art Director’s awards for designs for Lucidity, Inc. – a New York retailer – and Carl Zeiss.
From 1983 through ’86 she was a founding partner and design director in the New York architectural and design firm, Laura/Janusz Gottwald, Inc. Projects included the Perry Ellis and Andrew Geller shoe showrooms, the iconic boutique Mythology and the Zig-Zag Bar & Grille.
In 1987 she established Laura Gottwald & Associates, to practice interior design and decoration for high-profile residential and commercial clients from Speck Product Design (Palo Alto) to Paramount Pictures – Scott Rudin Productions & notably, the re-design of the legendary, literary Hotel Algonquin.
As LG&, since 2008, in addition to interiors, Laura designs furniture, bed linens, lighting & two award-winning tile collections, one of which is for Native Tile. Whether creating a new product, crafting a home or simply brainstorming with a client, Laura’s work is ignited by a playful spirit and a passion for thoughtful design.
Inspired by tiles produced at historic Malibu Potteries (1929-32), this series incorporates the cuerda seca or resist-line technique. Available in either matte or gloss glazes.
Vintage California Series
Inspired by the historic D&M and Hispano Moresque tile companies, the technique utilized here is a version of the cuerda seca method but resulting in a more painterly look. The tiles in this series have an antiqued semi-gloss texture.
This series has a glossy surface but also has an antique look. Incorporating a cuerda seca method all our own, these tiles look like a cross between our Vintage California tiles and a historic tile made in Tunisia.
These tiles have intricate patterns that are first hand carved and then pressed from plaster molds. The pattern, as stated, is in relief. We incorporate this method for many of our Craftsman-style tiles but have introduced a few relief patterns in a more Modern-Style. Available in either matte or gloss glazes.
Raised Line Series
Also known as cuenca, this technique is made with an actual raised clay line that delineates the pattern. Many historic tile companies all over the world employed versions of this technique. Available in matte or gloss glazes.
This series is also a kind of relief, but because it is different than any of the others we make, we thought it best to create a separate series. Often these tiles are made with the subject glazed and the background left as unglazed terracotta. These can create a beautiful textured field, as stair risers, or are often inserted with terracotta pavers.
Native Tile Glaze Palettes
Standard Color Palette - Matte
Use these matte glazes with the Malibu, Relief, Raised Line or Incised Series. Matte glazes are not acid resistant.
Standard Color Palette - Gloss
Use these gloss glazes with the Malibu, Tunisian, Relief, Raised Line or Incised Series. Gloss glazes are acid resistant.
Vintage California Color Palette
These glazes are used for the Vintage California Series only and are not acid resistant.