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About the Studio

(1.5x3.5 Petite Archimedes, wearing Jade; Light Green Shino; True Celadon; Hemlock; and Cloud)


Lea Nigel Studios is an artisan ceramic tile studio in Northern Michigan, here to design and produce gems for your living spaces. Clay is what I do, a passion we'd love to share with you! Handmade, bespoke tile, is a great addition to any design agenda. We craft 100% authentic artisan tile to create the perfect place of refuge, a sanctuary living space, to call your own. You’ll have to reach out to place any orders, please or (231)735-6173

I begin your tile order with commercially manufactured clay. All of Lea Nigel Studios tile designs begin as hand-carved clay prototypes, replicated in hand-poured plaster molds, with a limited number of pressings. Every tile is hand-painted and will have unique variation, each tile an individual beauty. I am really particular about Lea Nigel Studios tile quality, and I do my best to create with consistency, however variation is the essence of handmade tile. Please allow 1/16” variation in dimensions. The completed tile is about ½” thick.

I offer a multitude of beautiful, glaze options for you to choose from. i will find the perfect match for your idea. The glaze palette utilized is the highest temperature you can fire ceramic and maintain the array of bright colors you see in our work. All of the in stock glazes are non-porous, vitreous once glaze fired. They’re also rated food safe, non-toxic. Absorption rate of our finished tile is about 2%, any rate less than 3% is considered vitreous.

Install Lea Nigel Studios ceramic tile on your backsplash, fireplace, or bathroom wall. I make  contemporary tile designs, the specialty shape field tile. Add some mid-century modern or contemporary, farmhouse style with our geometric architectural tile for your renovation or new construction interior design.

I recommend professional tile installation. A great link for handmade tile is: . I will make certain you get the quality product your home deserves.

Not remodeling or building your dream palace? I can also use our line of geometric tile to create a custom wall decor piece, just for you, in any color you choose. Need design help? Have a shape idea that you don't see? Please contact the studio. The design fee is $35 per hour. I can do an initial design consultation if you’re not certain on your order fir $175. This includes any time from 5 minutes, up to 5 hours, of preliminary design work and a single, and one in-person meeting. 

Lea Nigel Art and Address Tile are hand painted with multiple glazes. No two tiles will look exactly alike, each an individual for unique character just for your home. I also take special request for Art Tile if you have an idea, iconography, you'd like to have produced, please give me a call, (231)735-6173 or message

The shipping time varies as everything is bespoke, made-to-order. Lead time is typically between 2-18 weeks. The shipping time is dictated but what you decide to purchase from our studios. I work quickly to craft your order with care and professionalism. A single Art Tile will take about 2-4 weeks to ship while square footage for an architectural tile order (your backsplash, kitchen, or bath tile) will take 4-36 weeks, depending on the amount of square footage you desire and how busy the studio is.

Installing handcrafted tiles in your interior space is a very affordable compared to other home improvement choices. Handmade tile is custom crafted art that will upgrade your home's design and will make a grand visual statement that will please you and intrigue your family and friends, sure to invoke conversation and create an authentic, enjoyable environment in your home.

When you decide to patronize Lea Nigel Studios tile art, you help me to craft new work, expand the studio and enable me to create new designs. I’d love to be part of your story and please join us to create mine.

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