A cultural tradition in tilework
NATURAL HUES. TRADITIONAL FORMS. HARMONIOUS TEXTURES.
A WABI-SABI EXPERIENCE.
Order Samples
A cultural tradition in tilework
NATURAL HUES. TRADITIONAL FORMS. HARMONIOUS TEXTURES.
A WABI-SABI EXPERIENCE.
Order Samples
A cultural tradition in tilework
NATURAL HUES. TRADITIONAL FORMS. HARMONIOUS TEXTURES.
A WABI-SABI EXPERIENCE.
Order Samples
A cultural tradition in tilework
NATURAL HUES. TRADITIONAL FORMS. HARMONIOUS TEXTURES.
A WABI-SABI EXPERIENCE.
Order Samples

Zen + Clay represents a distinctly eastern aesthetic perspective.  This faithfully curated and exclusive collection of ceramic tilework has been personally selected from the finest tilemakers in Japan. 

Experience the craft unsurpassed.

Featured series

Hanami

“Hana” means “flower”, and “mi” means “to look.” “Hanami” refers to the Japanese flower viewing tradition, celebrating the cherry blossoms and the coming of Spring.

The Hanami series offers designers an exceptionally versatile system of refined, unglazed stoneware mosaics in 6 classic patterns, organized in cool or warm color groups in gradients of intensity.

Enhance your project with the soothing textures, natural hues, classic patterns and superb craftsmanship of Hanami mosaics.

Hanami Bathroom Tile Backsplash

Godai

Godai represents the 5 principle elements as represented in ancient Japanese philosophy of the nature of things originating in the 5th century.  These elements: fire, earth, water, wind and metal, are expressed by timeless glaze options that form the core of this glazed porcelain tile series.  
Experience the exquisite craft of Japanese glazed porcelain tilework in a range glaze options and tile formats and sizes to fit your project.  Its elemental.

Henro

The Henro is a path that winds around the southern island of Shikoku, connecting 88 temples in all.  Established over 1200 years ago, the Henro is a UNESCO world heritage site for its cultural significance to Japan.
Hibaya Food Hall with Henro Floor
Henro represents a sacred pilgrimage, signifying a journey that leads toward self-discovery and personal growth.
Henro weave floor

Our Henro series of unglazed porcelain mosaics is characterized by classic patterns in one-, two-, and three-color combinations.  Consider a classic basket weave, a weave lattice, or a cube lattice pattern for your next flooring option.

Miyabi Tile with Vase

Miyabi

Miyabi represents an important aesthetic tradition in Japan, and can be interpreted as refinement or elegance.  To this day, the essence of miyabi has been faithfully preserved in the art and architecture of Japan.
Miyabi Samples Overlaid

The Miyabi series is offered in a variety of format options, including mosaics, squares, subway field tiles, and a glaze color range that evoke nature and natural surfaces. Miyabi offers thick, rustic glazes on a porcelain tile body; tile edges torn to defy the rigid grout lines of conventional tilework; and organically distressed surfaces that beg to be touched. 

Exterior Field Tile Wall
The Miyabi series offers a timeless solution for creating a space that transcends style or fashion. Miyabi offers a stimulating experience that is simultaneously physical and visual.

Hanakago

“Hana” means “flower,” and “kago” means “basket.” Hanakago refers to the traditional art of weaving bamboo to create elaborate, sculptural flower baskets. The surface texture of the tile reflects this aesthetic. The pillowed porcelain body allows the glaze to pool, resulting in unique variation and depth of color.

Hanakago Plain Pillow Tile with Bowl

Orimono

Literally meaning “textile” in Japanese, Orimono evokes the rustic nature and delicate textures of woven tatami mats and traditional fabric. A quiet elegance to suit any style.

Orimono Tile Feature

Yotsume

Geometric patterns reinterpreting elements of nature or forms from everyday life have been central to the Japanese aesthetic.
Yotsume reflects a traditional pattern demonstrating the artistic ability to express form to a high degree of purity and simplicity.

The Zen+Clay symbol

The ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). It is characterised by a minimalism born of Japanese aesthetics. Drawing ensō is a disciplined-creative practice of Japanese ink painting, sumi-e.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia