Our listello border tiles measure approximately 3/4” wide by 6” long. The thickness varies a bit with the design from 3/8” to slightly over 1/2”. We currently offer 8 different designs in these border tiles from classic to whimsical.
Each tile is handmade in our original design molds using earthenware clay slip. Turned out of the mold, the tiles air dry for 2-3 days. The tiles are then bisque fired at close to 2000 degrees. The bisque fired tiles will be glazed in your choice of glaze color and fired a second time.
Please be aware that handmade tiles may not be perfectly square or straight like commercial tiles. These slight imperfections are what gives our tiles their handmade character and appeal. We do quality control our tiles before glazing and dispose of any that are warped or not straight enough to work in an installation.
We've shown a few of the glazes we offer in our listing photos:
Photo 1: Top down: Amber, Pale Blue, Olive Matte, Belleek, Saddle Tan
Top row, L to R: Wild Honey / Iron Ore / Hot Red
Middle row, L toR: Olive Matte / Pumpkin Spice / Pale Amber
Bottom row, L to R: Maroon / Sea Spray / French Blue
You may also wish to check our other product listings for additional glaze colors. Please be aware that neither a camera nor a computer monitor is completely accurate in capturing the glaze colors. We strongly suggest that you either order a sample braid border tile in the color you are considering or order a couple sample glaze tiles from which to choose a color. You may also want to contact us if you need a color that isn't represented in our regular item listings. There are hundreds of glazes to choose from and we would be happy to help you find the right one for your project.
For sample glaze tiles, just e-mail us with the colors you'd like to see and we will set up a custom listing for you. Each sample is $3.00. Shipping is $2.00 for one tile and $.50 for each additional tile. You may also send us a paint, fabric or other sample that will give us an idea of what you are looking for.
This listing is for a sample braid listello tile in the color of your choice. Indicate which color you would like in the message section of the order form. Allow about two weeks for your tile to be glazed, fired and shipped.
Once you are sure of the color you'd like, we'll be happy to set up a custom listing for the number of tiles you need. Please allow 3-4 weeks for completion of your order.