Malibu Ceramic Works Inc., established in 1979 as part of the mastercraftsmen revival movement, arose out of a demand for the architectural fine art of the past. In the tradition of local tile manufacturers who flourished during the early part of the 20th century, Malibu Ceramic Works Inc. Reinvented the lost art of hand made tile and its cultural richness, which once made local tile companies such as Malibu Potteries, Santa Monica Brick Co., and Catalina Tile famous. During the past 30 years, Malibu Ceramic Works has established itself as a local art treasure. Many of the Art Tile projects designed and manufactured by Malibu Ceramic Works adorn prominent commercial and residential structures such as: The Battistone Villa in Santa Barbara, featured on the cover of the Rizzoli book Casa California, the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California and the Los Fuentes Plaza in Pasadena, California. Additionally, our work is referenced in various publications such as Sunset Magazine, American Bungalow and Traditional Builders. Malibu Ceramic Works works closely with architects, designers, and builders to provide clients with an outstanding selection of craftsmanship in the tradition and style of our predecessors. Each one of our finely detailed tiles is handcrafted by Malibu Ceramic Works’ artisans and offers a rich heritage in ornamental beauty. If you should need any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
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We purchased a large quantity of tile from Malibu Ceramic Works when building a new home. We have been in the house now for about a year and a half now and we are extremely satisfied with the tile MCW produced. The deco tile is bright and catches the attention of everyone who visits. Some of the deco tile are on the floor in often walked upon places and it looks like it was installed yesterday--not one scratch or chip anywhere. Their terra cotta (Santa Barbara red) floor tile is gorgeous! We bought 8" octagon tile with 4" decos in between for our entry which has a great traditional look, just as you might find at the Adamson House. But our biggest expense was for about 3,000 12" by 12" terra cotta floor tiles. We used them throughout our downstairs and on all of our patios. They have an incredible deep red look and just enough surface variation that they do not look like they came off of some massive assembly line. One thing I love about them, which MCW makes to go with these, is a stair bullnose. And, they even make a double bullnose (where stair ends on a corner). I have seen so many terra cotta floor tile that either crack or chip or flake but these have not, I believe because of superior material and workmanship. For an authentic look, you just cannot go wrong with Malibu Ceramic Works.