Motawi art tiles are among our most popular pottery items here at Mealey's. Since 1992, the artisans at Motawi Tileworks have hand crafted art tile in their Ann Arbor, Michigan studio. These distinctive tiles are known for their rich glazes and uniquely American designs, inspired by nature, art and architecture.
Nawal Motawi, founder of Motawi Tileworks, was first exposed to the tile of the Arts & Crafts Movement at Pewabic Pottery, which she visited during her first college ceramics class. In 1992 she set out on her own, starting what soon became the Motawi Tileworks. Her brother, Karim, joined her as a business partner after graduating from college later that year. In the beginning the pair spent many hours researching the ideas, aesthetics and production techniques of the period. Through their interest and continued study they have gained a keen understanding of the work of the Arts & Crafts period.
Whether you want a few unique tiles for a new room in your home or just some pretty display pieces, you can bet you'll find something special from this line.
Karim & Nawal Motawi
Unframed art tile with vertical pine landscape.
Framed art tile with vertical pine landscape.
4" x 4" Art tile with pine/valley landscape.
Art tile with songbirds motif. TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
4" x 4" Art tile with pine/mountain landscape. CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.
"Pine Landscape" Tee in chocolate brown from Motawi Tileworks. 100% cotton.
"Bleeding Heart" Tee in frost pink from Motawi Tileworks.
"Raven at Midnight" tee from Motawi Tileworks.
Poppy t-shirt from Motawi Tilework's Art Nouveau Flowers Collection.