Field Formations: Artists Put Their Spin on Encaustic Tiles

03.09.20 | By
Field Formations: Artists Put Their Spin on Encaustic Tiles

The always innovative Concrete Collaborative partnered with Brooklyn-based Cooler Gallery on a curated tile collection designed by 14 artists + designers, hand selected for their bold use of patterns or ceramic making prowess. The artists were tasked with creating a tile that works well on its own, while also forming a dynamic pattern concept. Each tile design is vastly different, and made by California-based Concrete Collaborative through a labor-intensive hand process with tinted encaustic concrete. The tiles are unique and bold, forming a new collection unlike anything else. To mark the launch of the collection, Field Formations, Cooler Gallery is hosting an opening reception March 7th from 7-10pm with the work being on display until April 5, 2020. The artists + designers that participated are: Recreation Center, Aelfie Oudghiri, Ben Medansky, Dan Covert, Dusen Dusen, Heather McKenna, Fitzhugh Karol, High Gloss, Michael Yarinsky, Naomi S Clark, Cody Hoyt, Jenny Hata Blumenfield, Object & Totem, and Caroline Z Hurley.

Djerba by Aelfie Oudghiri

Interlacing Shapes by Ben Medansky

Felt by Dan Covert

Flower by Dusen Dusen

Patterned Quarter Arch by Heather McKenna

Core by Fitzhugh Karol

Lasso by High Gloss

SOLL by Michael Yarinsky

Rendezvous Point Artist by Naomi S Clark

Just Dust Au Jus by Cody Hoyt

Lumiere by Jenny Hata Blumenfield

Op-Eye Grid by Object & Totem

Dash Mash by Caroline Z Hurley

Photos by Matthew Gordon.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.