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May 2014 Tile Talk Newsletter

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Artist Series Cement Tile Collection Grows with Guillermo and Tania

In our continuing effort to bring you the highest quality in cement tile products and designs, we're happy to announce that our Artist Series now includes the Guillermo and Tania collection.

Guillermo Gomez Lama
Guillermo Gomez Lama

Tania Marmolejo
Tania Marmolejo

This new collection, created by artists Guillermo Gomez Lama and Tania Marmolejo, boasts eight different designs, each presented with three color options. Further, these 10"x10" cement tiles feature new, contemporary designs that are ideal for commercial and residential spaces.

As a visual artist, graphic designer, paper lover and one who is obsessed with patterns and the production process, Guillermo began his art studies at UMASS Amherst in Boston. He continued his formal studies in Communication Design at Parsons The New School of Design in New York, which is where his interest in mechanical production processes through screen printing and engraving techniques, were born.

 Artist Series Guillermo Lama Armor Tissue 1A 10
Artist Series Guillermo Lama
Armor Tissue 1A
10" x 10" Handmade Cement Tile

 Artist Series Guillermo Lama Asterdisc 1B 10
Artist Series Guillermo Lama
Asterdisc 1B
10" x 10" Handmade Cement Tile

 Artist Series Guillermo Lama Sol Mio 2A 10
Artist Series Guillermo Lama
Sol Mio 2A
10" x 10" Handmade Cement Tile

Guillermo's research led him to train with Master Printer Marie Dormuth, with whom artists Andy Warhol, Peter Gee and Martin Mazorra received training in the art of lithography. His works have certain influences that are based on vibrations and repetitions. He currently lives and works in Santo Domingo.

On the other hand, Tania's designs contain a mixture of her Scandinavian heritage. Her use of decorative, interwoven lines illustrate the natural environments resembling Nordic folk art, ancient Vikings styles, as well as Caribbean essences, such as: color, warmth, the Coralillo flower, tropical gardens, and the sea.

 Artist Series Tania Marmolejo Union 3A 10
Artist Series Tania Marmolejo
Union 3A
10" x 10" Handmade Cement Tile

 Artist Series Tania Marmolejo Jardin 1A 10
Artist Series Tania Marmolejo
Jardin 1A
10" x 10" Handmade Cement Tile

 Artist Series Tania Marmolejo wave 2AA 10
Artist Series Tania Marmolejo
Wave 2A
10" x 10" Handmade Cement Tile

Tania is represented by Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, and her work has been exhibited at Art Miami Context and Pinta NY, and in national and international exhibitions. She is author of the books "I Doodle Therefore I Am" and "To Doodle or Not to Doodle." Currently, Tania lives in New York, where she works as a textile designer for Nanette Lepore, Nicole Miller and XOXO, among others.

Part of the sales generated by Guillermo and Tania collection will be donated to a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of art, culture and education. The artists have named time Fé y Alegría, a popular international movement of integral education and social promotion aimed at the excluded population as the beneficiary of the donation.

To view additional patterns and designs available within our Artists Series Cement Tile collection, visit us here.

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Artisan and Vintage tiles fire up the grill

"Art is pattern informed by sensibility." . Herbert Read

The sun is shining bright and warm, seeds have begun to sprout in our vegetable gardens and we couldn't be happier! It's amazing how a burst of color can enhance someone's day or living space.

What better color is there than yellow to brighten up an area that lacks something. From an accent wall, to a wall niche, and of course tile, spaces that include yellow are associated with happiness, intellect, and energy. Yellow is also closely related to Spring and Easter, where, according to color experts, both the color and the seasonal change produce a warming effect, arouse cheerfulness, and stimulate mental activity. With this month's Pinboard selections, we know you'll soon be focusing on the fresh and colorful changes that only come around this time of the year!

To get you started on your Spring cleaning and freshening up of spaces, here are several handmade cement tile and hand-painted ceramic tiles that evoke the feelings of this season year-round.

Patterns are enjoying a resurrection of sorts, as we observed recently during Coverings 2014 in Las Vegas. This annual tile and stone trade show, now in its 25th year, brings together manufacturers from all corners of the globe to showcase the latest designs, materials, colors, and patterns available with cement, porcelain, ceramic or glass tiles. Check out our latest blog post, "Patterned Tiles are Power Play at Coverings 2014," to see what we came across during the four-day event.

As with nature and handmade goods, such as Artisan Tiles, patterns play an enormous role in helping us define our space. The same could be said of what we eat - the inner rings of a horizontally cut beet, the strings on a stalk of celery, grill marks on a perfectly cooked and seasoned steak, burger, or assortment of veggies . all these things entice our inner passions in one form or another!

And with the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, spending time with friends and family, while enjoying a grilled masterpiece, will be the only pattern you'll want to follow throughout summer.

Inspired? Then visit our pages on, our boards on Pinterest, and browse through dozens of our Cement Tile Design Ideas and Ceramic Tile Design Ideas where you can find a large collection of projects showcasing our handmade and hand-painted ceramic tile, cement tile, decorative tile, mosaic tile, and so much more. Let us know how we at Avente Tile can assist you!

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