GoodPressCeramics

Handmade Ceramic Tiles

Seattle, Washington On Etsy since 2016

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GoodPressCeramics

Handmade Ceramic Tiles

Seattle, Washington | 130 Sales

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.

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Last updated on Feb 11, 2020

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.

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Lisa Schmidt

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About GoodPressCeramics

Sales 130
On Etsy since 2016

Good Press Backstory

My name is Lisa Schmidt and I’m the owner of Good Press. I’ve been designing tiles for years but I 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.

I love drawing and designing space but 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 find inspiration from a wide variety of sources including: textiles, origami, quilts, Islamic patterns, M.C. Escher, Charley Harper, woodcut prints, puzzles, and, of course, nature. The list is constantly growing and influencing what I’m working on.

When I began designing tiles, I wondered why we don’t tile surfaces with amorphic shapes. That led to my first interlocking tiles. They began as abstract shapes but I started to enjoy the challenge of finding characters in them. 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

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Last updated on Feb 11, 2020
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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.