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LuRu Customized Tile Designs Make A Statement! Let Your Imagination Be A Central Part Of A Tile Installation In Your Home, Office, Or Boat

LuRu‘s award winning artistry brings dream walls to a new reality! Tortuga Tile Works offers designs to suit a variety of different personalities by offering customized designs of any tile work you currently have or want to have.  The Rickie Report has watched LuRu’s esthetics grow beyond our imagination!  (It was hard choosing which tiles to share with you in this article). LuRu offers affordability and a genuine concern for bringing your vision to life.  We share her story and a sneak peek of some of her tile installations here.

 

 

 

 

 

A Wide Variety of tiles are available

 

 

 

LuRu tells The Rickie Report, “Make your dream walls a reality. Tortuga Tile Works will help you through the entire design process. Just give us a direction and dimensions and we will provide layouts and a quote to fit your needs. I will create a design that has the most impact for your budget by mixing and matching from our array of products”.

 

 

 

Atomic Sci-Fi Kitchen by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works  

64 square feet of press molded, ceramic tile with Platinum accents and contour cut mosaic

 

 

Tortuga tiles are all hand-made.  For most tiles, a low relief design is sculpted and cast in plaster, from which reproductions are pressed by hand. Then the tiles are fired and glazed. 

 

Chinese Dragon Back Splash by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

 6″ H border repeat; Press molded, ceramic tile

 

 

Tiles can be shipped individually, mounted on mesh for easy installation of multipart mosaics, or cemented and grouted on concrete board. Tortuga Tile Works does not offer installation services, but will aid your contractor with instructions and scale diagrams to insure a successful installation.

 

 

 

Star Bar by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

 6′ w x 12″ h and two side panels 4″w x 36″ h each; Press molded, ceramic contour cut mosaic

 

Based out of Hollywood Florida, artist and designer, LuRu, creates the original designs for Tortuga Tile Works. She earned her BFA in ceramics from The Ohio State University and her Masters degree in sculpture from Louisiana State University.

 

 

 

 

Diagonal Profiles Black and White by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

12″ x 12″; Press molded, ceramic tile

 

 

Alternatively, hand built pieces are created combining press molded elements with portions directly sculpted onto the slab creating one-off pieces. LuRu is attracted to tiles because they marry her love of sculpture and painting.  She loves collaborating with her clients. Often custom projects lead to unexplored territory which expands her repertoire.

 

 

 

Everything’s Coming Up Roses by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

 

What better way to brighten up your space than covering your walls in roses. From a romantic powder room to a garden wall, rose tiles bring beauty and sophistication to every surface. Various grout colors and powders make these roses one of a kind for your space!

 

 

 

Fish Tornado Back splash by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

8’w x 18″h; Press molded, ceramic, contour cut mosaic

 

Cross cultural exploration of mythology and religious imagery fuels much of LuRu’s ideation. She enjoys juxtaposing various iconic elements to create her own personal symbolic language.  Just as most myths and religions focus on explaining the cosmos and our relationship to it, her work is an attempt to work through these abstract concepts to develop her own understanding of her place in the world.

 

 

Heron Mosaics by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

42″ h x 42″ w each; press molded, ceramic, contour cut mosaic

 

 

LuRU was awarded the Broward County Creative Investment Program Grant, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2013, 2016 & 2017.  To make an appointment please contact LuRu, at Zero Empty Space 2021 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020.  Her artistry can be found at SistrunKollective in the Sistrunk Marketplace and Brewery  115 NW 6th St.  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.

 

 

Janet LU Rudawsky
Artist/Owner  Tortuga Tile Works

954-593-9055

 

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