BarbsCottage

Mosaic & jewelry supplies

3033 Sales

BarbsCottage

Mosaic & jewelry supplies

3033 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(1399)

Announcement   Backsplash & Shower Mosaics: Barb's Cottage has a large selection of tiles for that special backsplash or shower mosaic. Custom orders are welcome! For a good look at all of our tiles - not just those listed at the moment - go to the top of the Barbs Cottage homepage and click on the "29xx sales" link, just above the 5 stars. There, you may scroll through all the tiles we have ever sold. Barb is more than happy to work with you on creating your personalized color pallete for any of our tiles.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 15, 2017

Backsplash & Shower Mosaics: Barb's Cottage has a large selection of tiles for that special backsplash or shower mosaic. Custom orders are welcome! For a good look at all of our tiles - not just those listed at the moment - go to the top of the Barbs Cottage homepage and click on the "29xx sales" link, just above the 5 stars. There, you may scroll through all the tiles we have ever sold. Barb is more than happy to work with you on creating your personalized color pallete for any of our tiles.

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(1399)
Marcy larchick-Porter

Marcy larchick-Porter on Jul 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very impressed. Barb spent a bunch of time with me to get the perfect colors I needed for my kitchen bar. She went far above and beyond, very much appreciated. Very quality tiles. Already looking forward to me next project. Thank you I'm so happy with the tiles.

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About

Barb's Cottage: a small enterprise with a big heart

I started creating ceramic tiles and mosaic art in my cottage studio in the Texas Hill Country in 2008, while still teaching sociology at Texas State University in San Marcos. After I retired in 2011, my friend and neighbor, Christy Ferrara, joined me and Barb's Cottage really took off. Our products were picked up on consignment in more than 12 retail stores in the Austin/ San Marcos area. In 2012, Barb's Cottage on Etsy opened and is now our mainstay.

All of our work starts by making “tiles” from Longhorn clay (we call them “cottage tiles”). The tiles are shaped in molds, and left to dry out for a few days. We then clean up the edges and paint eyes or other small features with under-glaze and fire them in the kiln to bisque stage. Each tile is then glazed and fired again to over 1700 degrees. The resulting cottage tiles take many shapes: flowers, animals, birds, and our specialty: sea shells.

This video will give you a sense of what Barb's Cottage is all about (it is not a live link so you must copy & paste it in your browser):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMrFogv9Q1Y

Shop members

  • Barb Trepagnier

    Owner

    Barbara Trepagnier is the founder and driving force behind Barb’s Cottage. Her passion for creating beautiful porcelain objects of art is evident in her eye for color and attention to detail.

  • Christy Ferrara

    Creator

    Christy Ferrara has embraced wholeheartedly the opportunity to create at Barb’s Cottage. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Central Texas, its rivers, and its people, she draws inspiration for her art from the colors and textures around her.

  • Deborah Day

    Creator

    Deborah Day is a creative designer, as well as a problem solver. I don't know what I'd do without her!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 11, 2017
Thank you for shopping at Barb's Cottage! Our goal is twofold: to create beautiful tiles and to give you the best service we can. We feel lucky to have you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We accept PayPal and all major credit cards.
Shipping
Barb's Cottage ships within 1 to 2 days of payment. The shipping cost includes packing materials and boxes as well as postage. Since the tiles from Barb's Cottage are fragile, each item is carefully wrapped and packed in sturdy boxes rather than the ones from the postal service. We use eco-friendly bubble wrap and peanuts (they're made of cornstarch!).
Refunds and Exchanges
Please let us know if something is damaged in transit and send a photo of the broken item. We'll replace it as soon as possible. If you are not pleased with an item, you may send it back for credit in the shop or for a refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
We welcome custom orders! Browse through our wares, including those items that have sold, for ideas & then let us know what you would like for your project. (You will find sold items at the top of the homepage, just about the stars, where it says, "sales.")

International customers: We are happy to ship outside the U.S.. Please let us know what items you would like to buy & what country you are in and we will adjust the shipping to include your country.