GoodPressCeramics

Handmade Ceramic Tiles

Seattle, Washington

Top shop for gifts.

Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

Announcement    Good Press Ceramics tessellating animal tiles are each pressed and glazed by hand. While they are designed to interlock, each is a unique piece of art. They can be displayed alone, in groups, or set within a field of conventional tiles. For orders larger than 10 tiles or custom color/finishing requests please contact me at goodpressceramics [!at] gmail.com.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 4, 2021

Good Press Ceramics tessellating animal tiles are each pressed and glazed by hand. While they are designed to interlock, each is a unique piece of art. They can be displayed alone, in groups, or set within a field of conventional tiles. For orders larger than 10 tiles or custom color/finishing requests please contact me at goodpressceramics [!at] gmail.com.

Items

 
Lisa Schmidt

Contact shop owner

Lisa Schmidt

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(42)
See reviews that mention:
Quality 5 Shipping 7 Customer service 8

About GoodPressCeramics

Sales 175
On Etsy since 2016

Good Press Backstory

Hi! I'm Lisa, the owner of Good Press Ceramics. I've been designing tiles for years but officially opened my Seattle studio in the fall of 2012.

I took my first ceramics classes while attending Massachusetts College of Art many years ago. Although I loved working with clay, I was excited about the idea of designing space and working collaboratively with other people. That ultimately led to a career in architecture.

While I still love drawing and designing space, there is nothing like the freedom of working with clay. Ceramics is an art form that allows a tremendous range of creative exploration. From form and function to surface design and color, the possibilities are endless.

I think we're drawn to patterns as a way of finding order in the world. I'm fascinated by combining the predictability of patterns with the uncertain nature of ceramics. The variations of chemistry and heat make uniformity in handmade ceramic tiles impossible and it’s the variations that give the patterns life.

When I design tiles, I begin with paper tessellations. After hours of scissors work, I select a few of the most evocative ones. This process eventually leads to a sculpted tessellating animal. When the clay original is leather hard, I make a plaster mold.

I find inspiration from a wide variety of sources including: textiles, origami, quilts, Islamic patterns, M.C. Escher, woodcut prints, puzzles, and, of course, nature. The list is constantly growing and influencing what I'm working on. My process is very traditional but I strive to push the boundaries of form with imagination and a sense of humor.

Shop members

  • Lisa Schmidt

    Owner

  • Romy Kim

    Assistant

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 11, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

All my tiles are made from porcelain or stoneware clay. If requesting unglazed tiles, please apply a tile sealer after installation.
Clean with soap and warm water. Do not use abrasive cleaners.