New Ravenna Mosaics Introduces the Delft Collection
June 11, 2013 (Exmore, Virginia)……..New Ravenna Mosaics is proud to introduce the new Delft Collection in a blue and white palette of jewel glass. Dutch Deltfware was inspired by Chinese porcelain which was brought to the Netherlands by the United Dutch East India Company in 1620. Emulating the crisp and vibrant color combinations, the Dutch potters covered their earthenware pottery in a white tin glaze and used a cobalt, a metal oxide pigment, to add decorative motifs of daily life. Inspired by both Asian and European ceramics, Sara Baldwin, founder and creative director of New Ravenna Mosaics, has created five new mosaics depicting floral, 17th century French Chinoiserie and classical Roman pineapple border designs. Each uses the traditional hand cut method to shape individual pieces of glass and is made to order in the New Ravenna Mosaics studio on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Baldwin has memories of her mother’s treasured blue and white porcelain. “I remember the beautiful blue and white china my mother brought home from Nova Scotia. It was made in England and was so fresh in its simplicity. It is always inspiring to design with a limited palette, this collection allowed me to explore the myriad of blues beyond the original cobalt used in Delftware. This is a color combination that has its roots in much of the world, from the Middle and Far East to practically all of Europe. Here we immediately think of warm beaches and cool coastal interiors. The Delft Collection is our modern American interpretation of a centuries old familiar craft, which we hope will create memories for the next generation.”
The Delft Collection is available in jewel glass or natural stone. In glass it is suitable for vertical interior installations. In stone, the mosaics can be installed indoors or out on both floors and walls. New Ravenna Mosaics tile is available in showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Dubai.
www.newravenna.com (757) 442-3379
Natasha, a jewel glass mosaic shown in Iolite, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Spinel, Covellite, and Feldspar.
New Ravenna Mosaics is America’s premier designer and manufacturer of stone and glass mosaic tiles for both residential and commercial installations. The company’s products are handcrafted mosaics, made in Virginia, that are fashioned into decorative borders, murals, fields, and medallions. Tile is cut and can be tumbled, honed or treated to create distinctive styles, subtle shade variations and textures. The end products are custom works of art in mosaic tile, which often incorporate the designs of architects, interior designers and their clients.
New Ravenna Mosaics sells exclusively through designer showrooms across the country and internationally. The company provides design services along with on-site supervision of installations. New Ravenna Mosaics products are found in homes, restaurants, hotels, casinos, and businesses around the world.
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