maryDtiles

Mosaic Tiles, Dog & Animal Jewelry in Porcelain

Ann Arbor, Michigan · 5001 Sales

maryDtiles

Mosaic Tiles, Dog & Animal Jewelry in Porcelain

Ann Arbor, Michigan 5001 Sales On Etsy since 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars
(2212)

Announcement   Porcelain mosaic tiles 100% handmade by artist Mary Dixon of Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1992.

Dog breeds, mosaic tiles, custom tiles, letters & word tiles. Any breed or mix if you send me a picture- just ring up any design of my dogs (pin or ornament size).

Attention: Example photos represent the design only- not the colors! Some may have been one of a kind colors/happy accidents.
Colors currently available are shown in the COLORS photos on the letters listings. I use only Amaco Velvet Underglazes because they are THE most reliable of any brand for high fired porcelain.

Price is PER TILE unless where noted.

My tiles are high fired, so you can make anything with them- indoors or outdoors. Mosaic, jewelry, home decor, tiling, window frames, stepping stones, memorials, good luck charms or anything you want!

If you use my tiles to create a derivative product, please credit my shop, M Dixon Porcelain.

Shipping rate includes shipping and handling.

Founder and member Etsy Animal Artists Team.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 26, 2017

Porcelain mosaic tiles 100% handmade by artist Mary Dixon of Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1992.

Dog breeds, mosaic tiles, custom tiles, letters & word tiles. Any breed or mix if you send me a picture- just ring up any design of my dogs (pin or ornament size).

Attention: Example photos represent the design only- not the colors! Some may have been one of a kind colors/happy accidents.
Colors currently available are shown in the COLORS photos on the letters listings. I use only Amaco Velvet Underglazes because they are THE most reliable of any brand for high fired porcelain.

Price is PER TILE unless where noted.

My tiles are high fired, so you can make anything with them- indoors or outdoors. Mosaic, jewelry, home decor, tiling, window frames, stepping stones, memorials, good luck charms or anything you want!

If you use my tiles to create a derivative product, please credit my shop, M Dixon Porcelain.

Shipping rate includes shipping and handling.

Founder and member Etsy Animal Artists Team.

Mary Dixon

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Mary Dixon

Mosaic Tile Pizza Porcelain Ceramic
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Mosaic Tile Beaver Porcelain Ceramic
$0.99
Mosaic Tile Cat Porcelain Ceramic
$1.29
Mosaic Tile Bunny Rabbit Porcelain Ceramic
$0.99
Mosaic Tile Bunny Rabbit Porcelain Ceramic
$1.09
Mosaic Tile Fox Porcelain Ceramic
$1.19
Mosaic Tile 50s Cat Porcelain Ceramic
$3.99
Mosaic Tile Retro Kitty Cat Porcelain Ceramic
$0.89
Mosaic Tile Cat Porcelain Ceramic
$1.19
Mosaic Tile Fox Porcelain Ceramic
$1.29
Mosaic Tile Blue Cat Porcelain Ceramic
$0.89
Mosaic Tile Bunny Rabbit Porcelain Ceramic
$1.29
Mosaic Tile Retro Kitty Cat Porcelain Ceramic
$1.19
Mosaic Tile Fleur de Lis Porcelain Ceramic
$1.29
Mosaic Tile Fleur des Lis Porcelain Ceramic
$1.29
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About

Mary D's story

In 1992, I got inspired to make animal pins from another local artist's cat pins made of Friendly Plastic that were sold at the Humane Society's holiday store, where I worked. At first I tried some cats of my own design, later trying wild animals and dog breeds. I sold at dog shows for many years, at the same time doing Australian Cattle Dog Rescue (1990-2004) and began showing a little bit, also in ACDs. I showed in Border Terriers for a while and later thought it would be fun to get a rare breed started in America, the Portuguese Podengo Medio. I had Podengo Medios for many years and then got Kromfohrlanders started in America. In 2000, I learned how to make clay bas relief tiles from Frank Giorgini and Karim Motawi and switched to porcelain not long after that. I enjoy the small scale of mosaic tiles and seeing what my customers make with them!

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  • Mary Dixon

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Lifelong artist Mary Dixon grew up in the city (Detroit) but now prefers country life. BFA Drawing with emphasis on graphic arts, lover of pop art and old new wave music.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 19, 2016
A lifelong artist, BFA/Illustration & Graphic Design, I have been working in a small studio workroom in the upstairs of our old Sears Lakecrest bungalow for 11 years. There is a good sized balcony off my workroom that overlooks my big dog yard and the 600 acre Pittsfield Preserve and spectacular, year-round sunsets.
In 1992 I originally made my animal jewelry from Friendly Plastic in my kitchen and those pieces became famous in the dog show world! But I always dreamed of making them of ceramic and in 2001, I traded the cheap, fragile Friendly Plastic for porcelain.
I also use a high fired stoneware clay that is made in Michigan and used by many of my fellow Michigan tile artisans (MI and CA were the foundation states for modern artisan tiles).
In 1999, I started to teach myself how to make tiles with some supplemental advice from tile artisan and author Frank Giorgini and Motawi tileworks co-owner Karim Motawi. Two years later I was making my jewelry from porcelain clay. I am, at my core, an illustrator and this is reflected in my clay work. However, my specialty is whimsical style, because if the dog world needs something, it's humor.
My porcelain jewelry has been advertised in the magazines Dog Fancy, The Bark and trade magazine Pet Age and earned the elusive Pet Age Magazine Pinnacle Award winner in the gift category.
I have over 20 years retail and buyer experience from some of the most legendary businesses in my town of Ann Arbor (Middle Earth, Sam's Store, Blue Front, Zingerman's).
I have developed my own personal style of retail philosophy that includes elements from all of my experiences at these places. I keep in touch with customers readily and sometimes even let them into my world.

I put a lot of time, energy and love into my work and know you will appreciate the attention to detail and high quality of my original designs.

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I accept all credit cards via Paypal and will also accept non-rubbery checks in the mail. I reserve the right to refuse service to certain buyers (I've got a jerk blacklist like most longtime etsy sellers) per etsy's refusal of service policy: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/483.
Shipping
I use the United States Postal Service. No insurance (see below).
Refunds and Exchanges
My work is handmade, one at a time. Evidence of the handmade process is inherent to the work and add to its charm.
I do offer returns or exchange on any of my work if you are not satisfied. Simply return it (postage is your expense) and I will refund or replace (do not order my products if you are unhappy with handmade evidence).
If you are remotely tempted to put a neutral feedback (or negative) please return the item and I will refund your money. If you leave a neutral or abusive negative feedback even after I refund your money, then your name goes to the TOP of the blacklist! But you wouldn't do that, now, would you?!
Broken items in the mail? Send it back to me and I will make you a new one. Even though my work is tough, I know accidents happen. If you broke it and have the guts to tell me, I will make you a new one. Send the broken one back first.
Additional policies and FAQs
Sometimes an order takes a bit longer than usual (4-5 weeks instead of 2-3 weeks) to make. This is because like most people, this is not my only job. This is also because I have some health issues that do slow me down sometimes. This is because I need more orders to fill my big kiln before firing. This is because I am unhappy with how the firing turned out and I have to re-make your piece (this is the one reason that should make YOU happy!). It is because I do not have air conditioning and in very hot weather I cannot fire my kiln during the day.
I make my work custom order and provide excellent customer service to you.

If you need to tell me what you think of your purchase, I encourage you to use the message system instead of relying on the feedback/review system.
Wholesale customers must provide documentation of their business (NOT an ebay or flea market business) and must not undercut my own prices. In addition, it is common etsy courtesy to give credit where credit is due when using one seller's handmade products in a repurposed product.