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A brief history... ? ? ? ? ? The? first? American? Art? Tile? period? began? in? the? late? 1800s? and? lasted? until? the? Great? Depression? of? the? 1 30s.? Such? notable? companies? as? Batchelder,? Moravian? Tile? and? Pottery,? American? Encaustic? Tile,? and? Malibu? Pottery? created? and? produced? some? of? the? best?and?most?original?products.?Unfortunately,? the? Depression? put? these? and? many? other? small?and?medium-sized?tile?companies?out?of? business.?A?great?darkness?fell?over?the?land?of? tile.?.?.?. ? ? ? ? ? Nearly? fifty? years? later,? in? 1 80,? ceramist? and? painter? Michael? Pratt? and? Reta? Larson,? a? textile? artist? and? incessant? home? remodeler,? began?Pratt?&?Larson?Ceramics.?Pratt?&?Larson? was? among? the? first? of? a? new? wave? of? small? companies? producing? original? tile? designs? for? national?distribution.??? ?????In? 7?years,?the?company?has?grown?from? two? artists? working? in? a? home? basement? studio? to? over? 130? people? working? together? to? produce? the? nearly? 1000? items? that? make? up? the? Pratt? &? Larson? product? line.? Pratt? and? Larson? and? their? staff? of? artists? have? created? style?lines?of?botanical,?sealife,?animal,?and?architectural?designs,?in?addition?to?select?historical?designs?from?the? ?30s.?From?the?beginning,?the?emphasis?has?been?on?creativity,?originality,?and?quality. ?????Pratt?&?Larson?is?unique?in?the?industry?for?creating?and?producing?fourteen?style?lines?and?four?distinctive? glaze?lines:?R-gloss,?Parchment?matte,?Watercolor,?and?Craftsman,?as?well?as?several?specialty?glaze?surfaces.?Any? style? line? can? be? ordered? in? any? glaze? color.? This? is? a? highly? flexible? and? simple? design? system,? allowing? any? individual?piece?to?be?ordered?in?any?color.?Decorative?relief?designs?are?available?either?in?a?single?glaze?color?or? with?handpainted?detail?to?accent?the?design,?a?process?known?as?polychrome. ?????Pratt?&?Larson?tile?can?be?used?to?express?unique?and?beautiful?ideas?in?classical?and?natural?design?through?a? complete?range?of?surface?and?color?options?for?any?room?or?application.?Join?the?new?American?tile?renaissance? by?bringing?the?unique?beauty?of?Pratt?and?Larson?s?products?to?your?next?project. 3
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4? ? TaBle oF ConTenTs glazes 5-21 CraFTsman 6-9 meTalliCs 8 r gloss 10-13 ParChmenT 14 rC CraCKle 15 WaTerColors 16-17 WV ViCTorian 18-19 PolYChrome 20-21 FielD Tile 22-35 FielD Tile CharT 23 neTTeD sQuares 25 neTTeD CirCles 26 neTTeD reCTangles 28-30 neTTeD shaPes 31 mosaiC PaTTerns 32-33 mosaiC BorDers 34 ColorBlenDs 35 arChiTeCTural Trims 36-45 CoVes & sTanDarD 39 sBB 40 Plaza 41 ogee 42 roPes & halF rounDs 43 arChiTeCTural Trim Corners 44-45 DeCoraTiVe relieF 46-75 BB BoTaniCal 47-49 DeCoraTiVe 2X2 Tiles 50 lJ animals 51-52 FV series 53-55 Panels & murals 54-59 Vi series 60-63 sealiFe & lJ marine 64-66 ls BamBoo 67 loTus & asian garDen 68 aa TroPiCal Palm Trees 69 aa lanDsCaPes 70 ls BroWnsTone 71 VB insTrumenTs 71 rBg BorDers 71 ironWorKs 72-73 DC series 74 PaTTernologY 75,80 Bas relieF 76-81 Vr & ar 77-79 urBan rusTiC 79 PaTTernologY 80 Bas relieF 1X1s 80 Wr Wall relieF 81 aCCessories 82-88 sinKs 83-85 sTanDarD & Plaza 86 BoTaniCal & lJ 87 sealiFe & ar 88 CaTalog noTes 89 glaze usage CharT 90
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GLAZES ?????Pratt?and?Larson?Ceramics?represents?a?continuing?tradition?of?exploration?and? research.? ? Our? broad? aesthetic? range? of? glaze? options? includes? solid? and? stony? mattes? that? fit? perfectly? into? turn? of? the? century? ?Arts? and? Crafts?? style? homes,? as? well?as?brilliant,?fluid?glazes?with?hand?painted?decoration.??When?set,?our?tiles?create? beautiful,?active,?alive?surfaces.??The?hundreds?of?colors?and?textures?offered?provide? a?complete?palette?for?designers?working?in?any?tradition?or?mode.? ?????Any?of?our?tiles?can?be?ordered?in?any?glaze?color.??Variations?in?color,?texture? and?shade?may?occur.??We?recommend?that?you?request?current?color?samples?prior? to?placing?your?order. CusTom Color maTChing:??Pratt?and?Larson?Ceramics?can?match?many?colors? in? the? various? glaze? options.? ? A? sample? of? fabric,? wallpaper? or? tile? is? required.? Remember? that? color? matching? is? at? best? an? approximate? art:? Exact? matching? is? seldom?possible.??Send?us?your?sample?and?we?ll?create?a?color?for?you.
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? ? Craftsman matte Reflecting?the?Arts?and?Crafts?heritage?of?American?Art?Tile,?these?stony?glazes?are?more? rustic,?complex,?and?variable?than?other?glazes?in?our?line.??In?the?C 00?series?spectacular? visual?activity?can?be?found?in?every?tile.??Crystal?formations,?deep?fluid?pools?of?glass,?and?dry? matte?surfaces?create?a?truly?unique?line.??The?C300?glazes?are?designed?primarily?for?counter? top?use,?matching?Craftsman?colors?that?are?not?recommeded?for?countertops.??All?Craftsman? colors?come?standard?on?textured?field.??
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8? ? This?exciting?group?of?glazes?features?metallic?effects?that?work?beautifully?for??accents? and?details?as?well?as?field.?It?s?a?glaze,?but?it?looks?like?metal.??Relief?tiles?show?the? range?of?these?glazes,?going?from?satin?matte?to?fluid?glassy?surfaces?on?a?single?tile.?? C 01?? C 00 C 03 C 0 ???? Subject?to?acid?etching. C600 metallics C 08?? C 0 C 10 C 11???? C 04 C 0 C 0 C 07 R 00 Not?recommended?for?counter?top?use. Not?recommended?for?floor?use.