As an artist and tile maker, I have collaborated with architects, interior designers, space planners, and private clients to create one-of-a-kind installations in public and private domains. The tile installations (glass and ceramic) are customized, and the design solutions address both aesthetic and practical considerations.

Each project begins with a careful and complete interview with my client(s) and, if available, the creative team (e.g. the architect and/or design professionals). I use my extensive knowledge of art history to design an approach that matches my client's needs and desires. The collaborative process is one of the most rewarding phases of every project, with the creative input of each participant contributing to the final plan.

At the core, whether producing a backsplash, fireplace surround, countertop, or swimming pool border, I am creating a functional artwork that is a pleasure to see and to use. My custom hand made tile designs transcend more commercial materials such as stainless steel, manufactured tiles, and corian. There is a certain warmth and richness which hand-made tile elicits; art for the home or public space provides extraordinary, timeless, pleasure.

Living with my custom tiles is living with art.

Zola Bryen