OUR STORY

We are committed to making great ceramic tiles, in the Arts & Crafts tradition. The Arts and Crafts movement was a movement in the decorative & fine arts that flourished in Europe and North America between 1880 and 1910. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and was essentially anti-industrial. It was a reaction against a decline in standards that became associated with machinery and factory production. Distrust for the machine lay behind the many little workshops that turned their backs on the industrial world around 1900, using techniques to create what they called “crafts.” These disciplines included architecture, furniture, textiles, and other decorative arts.

Andru Eron

Meet Andru Eron

Andru Eron founded N.Y. Tilemakers more than 14 years ago. After attending Parsons School of Design, Andru had a restless spirit and curiosity about both the applied & fine arts. Many years after university, Andru enrolled in evening classes at The Crafts Students League, in Manhattan. An experienced British instructor inspired Andru’s study and mastery of many tile making skills, from medieval to Modernist styles. Andru went on to start his own business, initially making tiles in a shared studio, and then renting kiln time in a Brooklyn hobby & ceramics shop. Andru’s early sales were made directly to clients and designers, through a network established during 25 years of contracting, restoration, and renovation.

Today, Andru is still designing, making, and installing tiles in New York City. Our tiles & mosaics are now made in a 1,200 square foot facility in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Experimentation thrives, and culture and creativity rule. An extensive Design Library provides constant stimulus. While much has changed 2003 – some important elements have not changed, (and never will). All of our products are handmade by skilled artisans in small quantities. We make tiles-to-order; choose a color, choose a pattern, and we’ll put your order into production. Our products are not your average tile — their unique handcrafted characteristics will be perfect in your installation. Our tile is handmade (aka perfectly imperfect) for over. Our tile is handled, cared-for and finished by real people — no two tiles are alike. We think that’s pretty cool.

N.Y. Tilemakers’ designs have been featured in Good Housekeeping, and Interior Design Magazines.