Tile Restoration Center American Arts and Crafts Tiles
Tile Restoration Center is a small tile company in Seattle, Washington. They are dedicated to producing historically accurate reproductions of American Arts & Crafts tile makers such as Ernest Batchelder and Claycraft. Ernest Allan Batchelder was a leading designer of the American Arts & Crafts movement. He was already well known when he founded his own tile company in Pasadena, California in 1909. After studying at the School of Arts and Crafts in Birmingham, England, he taught at the Harvard Summer School of Design. He also organized the Handicraft Guild in Minneapolis, where he taught summer courses. Additionally, he directed the department of arts and crafts at Throop Polytechnic Institute in Pasadena, California.