Malibu Mini’s

On March 7, 2015, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 We have a limited quantity of these cute little Malibu tiles.   Can be mixed or matched for a number of uses.  Most of them have come to us from a descendent of the original owner of the pottery. 2″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty varies […]

Assorted Malibu Field Tile/Lavender

On January 9, 2015, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Malibu field tiles are hard to come by and we are pleased to offer a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors for almost any installation. We have too many to photograph, but here is a sampling of what is available. Feel free to contact us with your specific tile […]

Assorted Malibu Field Tile/Mustard

On January 9, 2015, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Malibu field tiles are hard to come by and we are pleased to offer a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors for almost any installation. We have too many to photograph, but here is a sampling of what is available. Feel free to contact us with your specific tile […]

Assorted Malibu Field Tile/Gray

On January 9, 2015, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Malibu field tiles are hard to come by and we are pleased to offer a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors for almost any installation. We have too many to photograph, but here is a sampling of what is available. Feel free to contact us with your specific tile […]

Assorted Malibu Field Tile/Blue

On January 9, 2015, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Malibu field tiles are hard to come by and we are pleased to offer a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors for almost any installation. We have too many to photograph, but here is a sampling of what is available. Feel free to contact us with your specific tile […]

Assorted Malibu Field Tile/Black

On January 9, 2015, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu,CA  1926-1932 Malibu field tiles are hard to come by and we are pleased to offer a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors for almost any installation. We have too many to photograph, but here is a sampling of what is available. Feel free to contact us with your specific tile needs […]

Assorted Malibu Field Tile/Yellow

On January 9, 2015, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Malibu field tiles are hard to come by and we are pleased to offer a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors for almost any installation requiring solid-color field tiles. We have too many to photograph, but here is a sampling of what is available. Feel free to contact us […]

Malibu Decorated Tile

On November 5, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Vintage Malibu tile has a Persian-influenced design and is glazed with 7 glossy colors.   It has a smooth surface. 5  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Good condition; never set.   Has a few edge/corner chips and minor surface scratching Qty = 1 $100  

Malibu Decorated Tile

On October 23, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 There are five glossy glaze colors on this vintage Malibu tile, with it’s floral Persian-influenced design.  It was made using the cuerda seca method, with resist lines separating the colors and forming the pattern. 5  7/8″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition Qty = 7 pcs $150 each    

Malibu Border Tile

On October 7, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 There are 5 matte glaze colors on this pretty Malibu border tile.  It has a smooth surface and repeating floral design. 5  7/8″ long x 1 3/4″ wide x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; never set Qty = 4 (1 tile has a small corner chip/priced lower) $75 ea  

Malibu Corner Tile

On October 4, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Vintage cuerda seca Malibu tile is believed to have been made especially for the Rindge family (owner of Malibu Pottery).   It has multiple matte glaze colors and a wonderful floral motif.   Very unique and incised on one end:  BN301A. 5  1/2″ tall x 3″ x 2″ Great condition; […]

Malibu Tile with Flower

On October 3, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Cuerda seca (raised line) tile has a floral theme with 3 matte glaze colors.  One of the many Malibu tiles on sale in our store from a member of the original family. 3″ sq x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; never set Qty = 3 $50 ea    

Malibu 4-Point Decorated Tile

On September 27, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 This chunky vintage Malibu tile has 4 points and a lovely floral motif.   There are 6 matte/satiny glazes.   This could have been made for the Rindge family (owners of the pottery) as it does not appear in any of our old catalogs.  Design ideas shown for multiple tiles. […]

Malibu Contoured Flower Baseboard Tiles

On September 27, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Wonderful vintage baseboard tiles have contoured flower and ridge along the bottom.    Glossy yellow, white and brown glazes with varying shades of green leaves.   Can be used alone with mixed with the solid baseboard tile of the same size/color.  We also have the edge pieces as shown in […]

Malibu Mayan-Influenced Tile

On May 2, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 The zenith of popularity of design motifs related to the indigenous peoples of ancient Mesoamerica coincided with the Golden Era of American art tiles.    Geometric pattern has a Mayan influence and natural-colored glazes have a matte finish. 4″ square x 5/8″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 $225

Custom Malibu Rindge Family Tile

On May 2, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 This tile was made for a custom installation at the Rindge family home.   As with many of the Rindge tiles we have seen, it was matte glazes and is very thick/chunky.   Unsure of the application, but since the uneven edge is glazed, it must have been visible within […]

Malibu Rindge Family Border Tile

On April 23, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Specially made for the owners of Malibu pottery is this attractive border tile with repeating floral design.   It was made using the cuerda seca method and has 5 matte glaze colors. 3  7/8″ x 1  7/8″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 8 pcs $50 each

Malibu Vintage Insert Tile

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

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 A floral motif decorates this depression-glazed vintage tile.   Raised lines separate the 3 matte glaze colors.   Insert tiles were used to add color and design to installations with mainly terra cotta or field tiles. 2″ square x 5/8″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 1 $85

Malibu Quadrangle Tile

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

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 This shape is referred to as quadrangle in one of our Malibu Tile catalogs.   It has 4 matte glaze colors and was made using the cuerda seca or dry line method.    This is a nice, unusual collector piece. 4″ x 3  1/3″ x 1″ thick Very good condition; […]

Malibu Rindge Family Tile

On April 9, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Made for the famous Rindge family, the founders of Malibu Potteries, this vintage tile has six matte glaze colors on a smooth surface.   It has a repeating decorative pattern with green top/bottom borders. 4″ square x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; never set Qty = 1 $125

Malibu Cuerda Seca Tile

On November 7, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Bright, colorful glazes cover this vintage Malibu tile.  The central star pattern is surrounded by a floral motif that becomes more evident when 4 tiles are grouped together.  Wax resist lines separate the glossy colors. 6″ square x 5/8″ thick Good condition; varies per tile Qty = 4 $150 each

Malibu Flower Tiles

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

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 These sweet little insert tiles can be used in a variety of ways.  They are similar to those made by CALCO (separate listing), but with a smoother surface.  In addition to quantities shown, we have more distressed ones available. 2″ square x 1/2″ thick Good condition; varies per tile Qty […]

Malibu Pottery History & Photos

On November 21, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Malibu Potteries produced ceramic tile for a brief period in the history of a craft which began thousands of years ago.  The background of the pottery involves several major factors:  the history of the Rindge family and their Malibu Ranch, the architecture and economy of the 1920-1930’s, and the ceramics […]

Vintage Border Tile/Malibu

On November 2, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Four glossy glazes cover this vintage border tile with its stylized, floral pattern.   Malibu tiles are treasured by collectors and novices alike. 5  3/4″ x 1  3/4″ x 5/8″ thick Very good condition Qty = 1 $75

Vintage Malibu Tile

On August 31, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 A floral motif is pressed into the red clay and glazed with five matte colors.   According to Norman Karlson’s research, Malibu Potteries was established to supply tiles for the “American Riviera”, a real estate development built in the hills of Malibu overlooking the ocean.   Rufus Keeler, formerly of […]