TinkerTiles

Tinker Tiles, Mosaics, Ceramic Art & More

4163 Sales

TinkerTiles

Tinker Tiles, Mosaics, Ceramic Art & More

4163 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(2018)
Shop owner

Suz

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Announcement   Inspiration and Imagination start HERE.
I make FUN TILES so YOU can make MOSAICS - go ahead, get WILD - you know you want to.

Always unique - innovative - beautiful - colorful. Each of my tiles is its own work of art, and oftentimes takes days, weeks or months to finish completely. I think you can see from their detail and quality that my tiles are superior in every way. I sincerely appreciate each & every sale, so thank you very much to all my customers.

Please feel free to have a look at any of my 'SOLD' items and request more of something if there is anything I've previously made that you find yourself in love with.

**Please NOTE: At least once a day somebody will write and ask me the #1 question I receive; which is "what size are these?" I am very careful to include a ruler in at least one or more of the photographs on EVERY LISTING so everyone can gauge the sizing for themselves. Please look carefully at the pics before writing me to ask about the sizing. Thanks very much for shopping with me!

**My Etsy store and its contents, as well as my other artwork on the Internet, are copyright Tinker Tiles © 2009-2016, and may not be reproduced in any way. I try very hard to keep coming up with new, innovative tile designs and ideas, and I think it shows in my work.**

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Last updated on May 17, 2016

Inspiration and Imagination start HERE.
I make FUN TILES so YOU can make MOSAICS - go ahead, get WILD - you know you want to.

Always unique - innovative - beautiful - colorful. Each of my tiles is its own work of art, and oftentimes takes days, weeks or months to finish completely. I think you can see from their detail and quality that my tiles are superior in every way. I sincerely appreciate each & every sale, so thank you very much to all my customers.

Please feel free to have a look at any of my 'SOLD' items and request more of something if there is anything I've previously made that you find yourself in love with.

**Please NOTE: At least once a day somebody will write and ask me the #1 question I receive; which is "what size are these?" I am very careful to include a ruler in at least one or more of the photographs on EVERY LISTING so everyone can gauge the sizing for themselves. Please look carefully at the pics before writing me to ask about the sizing. Thanks very much for shopping with me!

**My Etsy store and its contents, as well as my other artwork on the Internet, are copyright Tinker Tiles © 2009-2016, and may not be reproduced in any way. I try very hard to keep coming up with new, innovative tile designs and ideas, and I think it shows in my work.**

Suz

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2018)
mhoffman40

mhoffman40 on Sep 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really cool trees fits in perfect with mural. :)

Catalina Sharon Tucker

Catalina Sharon Tucker on Sep 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Your products are just incredibly well made and perfect. I love your shop!! Thanks for being here for me.

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About

Life is a ball of clay . . .

UPDATE: Our LAKE VIEW home CONTAINING MY ART STUDIO is currently FOR SALE and you could buy this baby and just move right in with no home inspection - that's how solidly built the place is (but of course you should always get a home inspection I'm not saying that). See the link here: http://www.trulia.com/property/3121404029-Skyline-Hills-477-Chisholm-Trl-Forsyth-MO-65653
We have pretty mild winters (some ice, very little snow) and hot summers but there are 2 lakes within a mile of this home and another lake within 30 minutes; as well as all the fun stuff to do in BRANSON which is just west of here. We're in a GREAT neighborhood, safe, quiet, deer wandering around at dusk; just beautiful for walking and feeling SECURE. I'm telling you even if you didn't come visit this home ahead of time and purchased it without a visit, its EXACTLY as it is in the photos (give or take what's sprouting in the garden).

It sure took me a long time and a lot of hard work to get to this point in my life, and I appreciate every day when I don't have to go to my 'day job' at the hospital.
I have a brand-new, beautiful art studio all to myself where I work 7 days a week. I make lots of clay items, but also work in stained glass and paint, and when I get extra time I do my gardening and household chores (those come last on the list, thank goodness!).
I have only 1 'baby' left now; my pup Teddie Bear, and a very raggedy-looking but spunky Quaker parrot I adopted from a parrot rescue name of Chico; both of which we love.
I have an adoring British hubby of 14 years who supports me in every endeavor and believes I can accomplish anything; so with him encouraging me I've gotten to this point in my art career. If I can continue making pretty things and sell enough so that I don't have to work at the hospital any more; then I'll be all set.
Oh, and winning the lottery . . . I still need to explore Europe! I'm not ashamed to take handouts so anybody out there with extra $$$ you're not using: send it to me via PayPal!-)

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  • Suz

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Everything

    I've always been creative; making whatever I could with what I had at the time. Luckily, clay has found its way into my life. Most days you will find me up in my studio, listening to AltNation on Sirius and making lots of great stuff for everyone!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2016
I make what comes out of my head. I do NOT use stock patterns or designs. (I sometimes cheat and use cookie cutters), but all the other items are hand rolled and cut from my own sketches and templates, as as such will not be entirely 'square' or perfectly matched.

**My Etsy store and its contents, as well as my other artwork on the Internet, are copyright Tinker Tiles © 2009-2016, and may not be reproduced in any way.**

Every item is hand-made and hand painted or glazed.
This means they will have variations in size, color, shape, thickness, glazes, and generally be a 'one-off' (as my British husband would say); which means each is a complete original. IF you have ANY questions about ANY item, PLEASE email me ahead of time to ask and I will answer with further info.

All my mosaics are sold & shipped unmounted; meaning you will get to arrange, mastic, and grout them on your own.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
My preferred payment method is PayPal. I will always combine shipping to save you money whenever possible. I realize shipping is high, so I try to do everything I can to help you out with that.
MO residents expect to pay 8.3% sales tax; sorry about that but 'them's the rules'. Payment is expected either immediately or within 3 days' time. Otherwise items will be relisted and I will have to leave negative feedback, sorry about that.
Shipping
Shipping is USPS: either 1st class, priority mail or flat rate box.

PLEASE NOTE THIS: ANYTHING DAMAGED IN SHIPPING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SHPPING AGENT AND I WILL NO LONGER REPLACE BROKEN ITEMS so please do not write and DEMAND a replacement from me. I package everything quite carefully and if it gets broken during transit you will need to file a claim with the post office. If you would like to REQUEST an item be remade, I can often comply with that given enough time. Thank you for understanding this but some people have taken advantage of my good nature.

USPS offers an automatic $50 on Priority Mail shipments, but if you are worried about it, you should purchase additional insurance prior to shipment.

PLEASE PURCHASE INSURANCE if it is not included and you are worried about the safety of your item(s). I always pack CAREFULLY, but the machines that sort and kick the boxes around don't always use as much care as one would like. Anything extra like the insurance, shipping confirmation, international sales, etc. will have to be checked with me prior to purchase please, so I can add it into the price.

By working from home, I'm trying to reduce my carbon footprint as well as limiting gasoline fumes; and the USPS picks up and delivers daily so you will not expect any delays in that regard.

I also recycle EVERYTHING, and that means shipping materials also. I'm trying to kill LESS TREES and make the world a little less filled with garbage; and having said that believe me everything will be cleanly, carefully packaged for withstanding postal trauma.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds or exchanges unless item(s) have been misrepresented.

PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL ITEMS ARE HAND-MADE AND HAVE NATURAL VARIATIONS AND QUIRKS, AS WELL AS VARYING TILE THICKNESSES, AND OCCASIONAL CRAZING, NO MATTER HOW MUCH I TRY TO MAKE EVERYTHING PERFECT, so thank you to all my wonderful customers who appreciate that.

ALSO, COMPUTER MONITORS ARE NOT ALWAYS PERFECTLY COLOR ENHANCED; SO ITEMS MAY LOOK DIFFERENT FROM THEIR PHOTOS 'IN THE LIGHT OF DAY'. PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN PURCHASING ITEMS. I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY AND AT EASE WITH YOUR PURCHASE, SO I WILL DO ANYTHING PRIOR TO SHIPPING TO ENSURE YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR DECISION. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT AN ITEM, PLEASE EMAIL ME PRIOR TO PURCHASE!
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM TILES ARE APPROX. 65 cents PER SQUARE INCH. I DO charge a SPECIAL REQUEST as well as a DESIGN FEE (if appropriate) which depends on the size/difficulty of the project, so email me and we can see what it is you want and how much time/effort it will take me to make it happen.

After doing many custom orders I've finally figured on a pricing structure for CUSTOM TALKING TILES that seems fair to everyone depending on the size of their order. I charge 50 cents per letter for smaller sayings up to 6 words, or 45 cents per letter for 7-25 words, or 35 cents per letter over 25 words for any reasonably sized (like nothing 4-5" high or more!) letters and glaze combinations. IF there is something persnickity about the glazes then the price may vary.

I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE to do their own thing when it comes to installation . . . HOWEVER: If you DO NOT KNOW how to lay tile, and you wish for a PROFESSIONAL-LOOKING installation, please call a certified ceramic tile installer to do your work for you. IF this is something important to you and its going to ruin your life to have it done crooked or not grouted properly; please have somebody who specializes in these types of things to do the tile setting for you! I WILL NOT be responsible if you lay the tiles up-side-down, back-side-in, tilted, unsealed, or whatever odd thing a person can do and then want a refund for...so be warned!