Motawi Tileworks

Motawi Olive Hill in Moonstone - 6x6

Motawi Olive Hill in Moonstone - 6x6
Motawi Olive Hill in Moonstone - 6x6 Motawi Olive Hill in Moonstone - 6x6 Motawi Olive Hill in Moonstone - 6x6

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.

Barnsdall Art Park, home to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House, overlooks Los Angeles from atop Olive Hill. In the early 1900s, heiress Aline Barnsdall envisioned the property as a new artistic community to be comprised of more than 40 buildings designed by Wright. Most of these buildings were planned but never constructed, like a school called the “Little Dipper” Community Playhouse.

Wright’s “Little Dipper” plans incorporated many textile block designs, including the one that inspired Motawi Tileworks’ 6x6 Olive Hill tile. Wright’s unexecuted design now finds new life in ceramic as a Motawi decorative tile and installation element.

Motawi Tileworks is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan where they design and make all of their ceramic tiles by hand. They can be hung on the wall, displayed on a stand, or used as the focal point in your next tile project

  • tile shown in clock for reference only, correct tile will be shipped
  • tile size: 5-13/16" square
  • size with frame: 11 1/2" square
  • tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging

The solid wood frames are built by Family Woodworks in Pennsylvania with premium 2-inch flat quartersawn white oak wood and finished using their 4 step signature process. Available in Nutmeg and Ebony finishes.

  • solid oak
  • 2" wide

The solid wood clocks are handmade in Iowa by Schlabaugh & Sons. Quartz movement with AA battery included. John Schlabaugh and his team have been designing and crafting wooden clocks and accessories for over 37 years. Originally working alongside his father, Emil, the family business is now run and operated by John and his wife, Jane Schlabaugh.

  • 12.5" w x 13.5" h x 4.5" d

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