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Beautiful Designer Tiles pioneered by multi Award-winning Artist Carolyn Pillans – Studio 107

By  Last updated: 3rd February 2010

Beautiful Designer Tiles pioneered in NZ by multi Award-winning Artist Carolyn Pillans – Studio 107.

On my adventure to discover the worlds most beautiful luxury tiles, I was delighted to stumble upon the stunning ceramic and glass works of New Zealand based multi-media artist Carolyn Pillans. As I scrolled through the image gallery made available through the Studio 107 website I was constantly wowed by the sheer beauty of her glass designs.

Carolyn has studied at both the Queensland Glass Artists winter school and Monash University in Australia and has achieved championship status in both New Zealand and Australia.  Her work has been judged undisputed winner in numerous shows held throughout New Zealand and Austrailia.  These include…

  • Outright Winner of the 1994 Auckland Royal Easter Show Ceramic Art Award with a China Crib Set, 52.Handmade, handpainted china cards plus Crib board & Box.
  • Outright Winner of the Advanced Professional Victoria State Ceramic Show in Australia 1994.
  • Winner of the N. Z. Blue Ribbon Championship Ceramic Art Show 1995.Held for three years
  • Merit Award Winner 1998 Auckland Easter Show
  • First Place Winner, Kiln fired Glass “Painting” 1999 Royal Auckland Easter Show
  • Creator of the world’s only handmade 80 piece china jigsaw depicting Black Magic NZL 32 winning the 1995 America’s Cup Challenge Series. Authenticated and signed by Sir Peter Blake.

Just to name a few!

tile The tile below is one that caught my eye, it is from the large tile collection: 5mm Blue Galaxy.

The artist explains her work in her own words beautifully so i would like to quote directly from the source to indicate her inspirations…..

“The beauty of our universe locked in the sands of time.
Each tile created by the hands & mind of Carolyn Pillans,
a truly gifted New Zealand Multi- media artist, inspired by images
captured by the Hubble Telescope of galaxies & nebula millions of light years from our Planet Earth.”
New Zealand”

“Each Tile is unique and has a character of its own.  Colours are guaranteed fade free for the life of the tile.  Glass has the ability to show greater definition than its ceramic counterpart.  Light is transferred & reflected by the glass further enhancing the inherent beauty of the tiles surface.  Tiles with rough surface may be used on floors & wet areas.  Fixing is by Silicone or Tile Grout which can be coloured.  May be used in doors & windows depending on
Tile transparency .Special orders catered for on request.”

Tile Green
This is another tile I particularly liked available in the Green Tones Selection; this tile is called Meadow.
The Carolyn Pillan tile range has many different uses and are a hard wearing tile.  For use on walls, floors, pools, kitchen splashbacks, table tops and much more.  You are only limited by your imagination!  If you want to achieve a more elegant and sophisticated look this is a great range to choose from and offers you an artistic approach as well as function to your next tiling project.
All of the tiles available are truely stunning and I urge you to go check them out for yourself at…….                          

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