New Addition Expands Cary Phillips Series
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — May 9, 2023 — Motawi Tileworks has introduced a new ceramic art tile, 6×8 Blossom Bliss. The 6-by-8-inch floral, available in Light Blue, Pink and Orange, is based on a design by Kansas-based artist Cary Phillips. Phillips’ colorful illustrations and graphics have been featured in children’s books and on textiles, greeting cards and more.
Motawi began collaborating with Phillips in 2012 to create art tiles based on her work, and Blossom Bliss is the latest of three pieces in the tile series.
“Cary Phillips’ vibrant, lyrical graphics are lovely in any medium,” said Nawal Motawi, owner and artistic director of The Tileworks. “Adapting them for our tiles is gratifying as they translate beautifully and lend themselves to colorway experimentation.”
Blossom Bliss and all Motawi art tiles are available for purchase at motawi.com and in Motawi’s gallery (170 Enterprise Drive in Ann Arbor). Motawi art tiles are suitable for installation or display in frames or easels — they also have notches on the back for hanging.
Founded in 1992, Motawi Tileworks makes handcrafted ceramic tile as art pieces and for residential and commercial installations. Motawi releases new art tiles regularly, including original designs and those based on the work of celebrated artists such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Charley Harper. Motawi tiles are sold in more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada.
About Motawi Tileworks
Located in Ann Arbor, Mich., Motawi Tileworks (The Tileworks) makes handcrafted tile as art pieces and for residential and commercial installations. Owner and Artistic Director Nawal Motawi began creating historically inspired tile in her garage and selling it at the local farmers market. Demand for her work grew, and in 1992 Motawi formed The Tileworks, which came to specialize in Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and Midcentury Modern aesthetics. In addition to its own unique designs, The Tileworks is also licensed to produce art tile based on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Charley Harper. Motawi art tiles are now sold in more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada, and Motawi tile installations grace homes and public spaces worldwide. For more information, visit motawi.com.