Tac Tile Company was started in 2015 as a way to make a mark on my community through art and tile. I create unique handmade tiles that are intended to inspire and reflect the beauty of nature that surrounds us. With each custom project, I meld the client’s ideas with my own personal style, thus creating something original that can be enjoyed for ages.
When I was contacted to envision a fireplace for a cabin being remodeled overlooking Deception Pass, I took the client’s idea of having the inside be a continuation of the outside and ran with it. It was meant to be subtle, yet stunning.
I was able to spend time at the cabin observing the surroundings to get a good feel for the project. The color combinations were carefully selected and laid out. Then, the decorative tile was chosen for how it represents this area. Each decorative tile was hand-carved over several days. Next, a plaster mold was created to be able to replicate it as much as necessary for the project.
After months of creating, firing and glazing, the end result is a one-of-a-kind, remarkable fireplace that will warm the space for many generations to enjoy.
Tile installation by Rob Rocks Tile and Stone
Remodel by Bellingham Bay Builders
Images by Madison Bay Photography