Press Release

Summer 2018 Luxury Tradeshow. BC Place, Vancouver.   

Tradeshow dates:  June 21-24, 2018,   Bullnose Tile Exibitor Booth #528

Viewing fine art can take your breath away or even move you to tears. Capturing the beauty of vivid colours and exquisite craftsmanship doesn’t always have to come in a painting or sculpture. What if your floor tile or kitchen backsplash did the same?

“A lot of tile, you can treat it as art, where it evokes emotion, it makes you happy,” says Joel Christensen, co-owner of Bullnose Tile & Stone. “When you look at it, it should make you feel good.”

For a quarter century, Bullnose Tile, in Coquitlam, British Columbia, has been “rebelling against monotony.” It has become the go-to destination for people interested in more than just standard grey or beige squares to decorate their home.

By Kristen Meriwether

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Lee Gruber was intrigued when David del Junco asked her on a date to a pottery and tile workshop in the 1990s. Little did she know that date would change the course of her life.

As they roamed the storied halls of Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Pennsylvania, the pair fell in love with the beauty of the handmade tiles. During the tour, they were awestruck not only by the intricate tile designs, but also by the fact that people were still using their hands to produce tiles in the modern era.

With permission, the duo observed and snapped photos of the machines and processes for the rest of the day. As their trip came to a close, they realized this was their future.

“We said to each other, ‘We can do this. And this is something we could do together,’” Gruber says. Gruber and del Junco are cofounders and owners of Syzygy Tile.

By Kristen Meriwether

TAGS: ARTISANBULLNOSE TILEHANDCRAFTEDSYZYGY TILE

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Tiles on the market today fall into one of two basic categories: machine-manufactured or handmade. Machine manufacturing produces tiles that are regular-shaped and uniform in colour, and are easier to use in construction and installation. Handcrafted tiles come in a variety of shapes, with each one unique and difficult to reproduce. They may have rough edges, irregular colouring due to kilning, or marks left during the crafting process. These artful creations come to life in the hands of a skilled craftsman when installed in the home: each becomes part of a unique composition, adding up to a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that captures the homeowner’s individual aesthetic.         

By Kate Missine

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