Claycraft Floral Border Tiles

On February 11, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Here is a pretty border tile with raised lines creating the repeating floral motif and separating the multiple glaze colors.    We have a small amount that could be used to enhance any installation. 3  3/4″ x 1  3/4″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition Qty = 13 $40 for […]

Claycraft Floral Border Tiles

On January 18, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Multiple glossy glazes are separated by raised lines on this vintage border tile.   It has a repeating floral pattern and uneven top edge.   We have a small quantity available and because they were salvaged, not all are signed. 7″ x 5″ x 3/4″ thick Very good condition […]

Claycraft Spanish Galleon Panel

On January 3, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 A majestic sailing ship is depicted on this vintage Claycraft tile panel.   Tiles have a bright glazed finish with raised lines separating the multiple colors.    This wonderful panel can be part of a larger installation, can be set and framed etc. 17  1/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick […]

Claycraft Covered Wagon Tile

On December 27, 2016, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 An image from the Wild West is depicted on this large vintage relief tile.  Six oxen are pulling the covered wagon through the desert.   There are mountains in the background with desert cacti and rocks in the foreground.   Lots of details and self framed.   We believe […]

Claycraft Vintage Parrot Tile

On January 30, 2016, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This vintage tile with bright glaze colors was made using the cuenca or raised-line method.   It has a wonderfully-detailed image of a parrot on a flowering branch with 7 glossy glazes.  The last photo is a page from “California Tile – The Golden Era.” 12″ x 12″ x […]

Claycraft History & Photos

On January 21, 2016, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA   1921-1939 The history of Claycraft begins in 1921 with a group of investors, including two former principals of the Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company.  The body of work at Claycraft can be largely credited to the skill of the two Robertsons, Fred and George, father and son, whose family […]

Claycraft Spanish Revival Scenic Tile

On April 11, 2015, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This spectacular scene is a depiction of a Spanish courtyard.   Like a fine painting, this can be framed and hung as art with its richly-detailed representation of life in Spanish colonial times.   There are several matte glaze colors and the tile is self framed and signed on […]

Claycraft Scenic Wall Plaque

On December 27, 2014, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This well-known Los Angeles tile maker consistently produced tiles with technical quality and artistic design.  Here is a scenic wall plaque or architectural panel, depicting  an arched gate to a tiled patio, complete with large pot and flowering vegetation.  Handsome, 3-dimensional details surround the scene, and there is matte […]

Claycraft Scarab Collection

On August 21, 2014, in Pottery, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 We love these little guys!   Ceramic scarabs from Claycraft have nice detailing and come in a variety of glazes.  Here is our current collection.  Contact us with your preference. 3″ x 2  1/4″ x 1″ Great condition; blue one has a small chips Qty = 1 each $850 […]

Claycraft Peacock Tiles

On August 6, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This pair of vintage peacock tiles would be perfect for a fireplace installation, but can be used anywhere.   We will sell separately if interested in only one.  They have dark, matt glazing, 3-dimensional design and self framed. 7  3/4″ x 3  3/4″ x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; […]

Claycraft Cottage Tile

On February 20, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 An idyllic setting is depicted on this vintage tile – thatched roof English cottage surrounded by a tree, flowers, greenery and stone wall.   Notice all the detailing on this self-framed relief tile. 3  3/4″ square x 3/4″ thick Great condition; tiny chip on top edge blends into border, […]

Geometric Claycraft Tile

On February 19, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Deeply molded vintage tile has deep matte blue and rust glazes in the recessed areas.   Display as is or with other tiles in an installation. 3  3/4″ square x 3/4″ thick Excellent condition Qty = 1 $225

Claycraft Mission Tile

On February 19, 2014, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Known for their excellent craftsmanship in tile making, Claycraft tiles are full of minute details.  This pair of vintage tiles feature a Spanish mission with a yucca plant in the foreground.   Deep glazes have a matte finish.   This pair would compliment a fireplace or other installation.   […]

Claycraft Vintage Cottage Tile

On February 18, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This vintage relief tile has a charming depiction of an English cottage, complete with thatched roof and nice architectural details.   There are about 8 matte glazes, it is self framed and signed.   Lovely on its own or as part of an installation. 6″ square x 5/8″ thick […]

Mayan Tile from Claycraft

On February 14, 2014, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Here is a colorful relief tile depicting a Mayan image.  Lots of details, matte glazes and self framed.   Display as is or install, frame, or use as a focal point in a fireplace or other installation. 14″ x 10″ x 1  1/4″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 […]

Claycraft Vintage Pine Tree Tile

On February 14, 2014, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA   1921-1939 Claycraft is known for their spectacular scenic tiles, usually depicting images of California.  This tile has two pine trees by the side of road in the mountains.  There’s a lake in the background and a stone wall in the foreground.   It has the dusty, muted glazes that […]

Claycraft Keystone Tile

On February 8, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Made to be used as a central focus tile in a fireplace surround.    It has a simple raised wreath in matte blue. 6″ wide at top; 3  1/4″ wide at bottom; 5  1/2″ tall x 1″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 $175

Vintage Claycraft Bird Tile

On December 20, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This is a very sweet tile showing a small bird surrounded by leaves.  It is self framed and has matte glaze colors. 2  3/4″ square x 5/8″ thick Excellent condition; never set.   Signed. Qty = 1 $60

Claycraft Block Tiles

On December 20, 2013, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 We have a quantity of these rare chunky brick or block tiles made by Claycraft.    Be creative and come up with a use for these in the garden or patio, along a drive way etc. 3  3/4″ square x 1  1/4″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = […]

Claycraft Single Sconces

On December 19, 2012, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angles, CA  1921-1939 Here is a fabulous pair of mission relief wall sconces by Claycraft.    Framed by tall pillars and topped with decorative scroll work, the Spanish style mission is full of details and fine workmanship.  Multi matte glazes add to the appeal.    Sold individually. 15″ x 6″ x 2 […]

Claycraft Vintage Wall Sconces

On December 19, 2012, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Just in!   We are thrilled to offer these wonderful Claycraft sconces for sale.  One depicts a cottage scene, a mission on another and a Spanish home on the single sconce.   Claycraft Potteries ranks among the premier tile manufacturers of the Golden Era.  Their artistic images, their superb […]

Claycraft Tree Tile

On December 8, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This vintage, self-framed tile has Claycraft’s fine workmanship and serene landscape scene.  The tree in the foreground is very detailed, with rocks and grass, and in the distance a lake and mountains. 3  3/4″ square x 3/4″ thick Excellent condition; signed Qty = 4 $250 each

Claycraft Castle Tile

On December 8, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Vintage Claycraft tile has a 3-dimensional castle against a blue, textured sky.  In the foreground, there are rocks and greenery next to a long walled road.   Matte glazes are muted shades, including blue, green, pink with beige and tan.  Self framed. 3  3/4″ square x 3/4″ thick Great […]

California Scenic Tiles

On November 21, 2012, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

These photos contain wonderful scenic tiles in our display case from some of the best tile makers of the Golden Age:  Batchelder, Cal Art, Claycraft, Muresque, Handcraft, Alhambra Kilns.   Contact us for individual photos, sizes and prices as many of these tiles will not have an individual listing.  

Claycraft English Village Panel

On November 6, 2012, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This amazing 3-tile panel depicts a wonderful English village with thatch-roofed cottages and lots of lovely details.  This is a perfect example of Claycraft’s fine workmanship and attention to detail.  The blues and greens pop out against the natural colors of the  matte glazes.  Whether framed or installed in […]