Bas-Relief Handmade Metal Tiles

handmade brass tiles

Embossed Brass Tile #1
Nitrate Slanted Grid

handmade metal tiles

Brass Embossed Tile #2
Turquoise Rays

copper tile handmade

Copper Tile Embossed #1
Red Patina Bumps

handmade copper tiles

Copper Tile Embossed #2
Green Embossed Rope

custom handmade metal tiles

Copper Tile Embossed #3
Green Slanted Grid

metal art tiles

Copper Embossed Tile #4
Dark Chocolate Rope

custom handmade tiles

Copper Embossed Tile #5
green-brown circles

blue handmade metal tiles

Copper Tile Embossed #6
Blue Rays

handmade art tiles

Copper Tile Embossed #7
Wavy Red

handmade copper tiles

Copper Tile Embossed #8
Medium Brown Spiral

handmade copper tiles

Copper Tile Embossed #9
green flower

decorative handmade metal tiles

Brass Tile Embossed #3
circles – hexagons

custom handmade metal tiles

Copper Tile Embossed #10
blue-green circles

custom handmade metal tiles

Embossed Brass Tile #4
slanted grid – chloride

decorative handmade copper tiles

Embossed Copper Tile #11
wavy-orange-green

handmade copper tiles

Embossed Copper Tile #12
Scalloped Red


Bas-relieft, handmade metal tiles are designs in metal pressed with a 50 ton hydraulic press. These designs were made in copper and brass: thin stainless steel, bronze and aluminum are also options.  Many custom tile designs are possible, as well as patinas. Currently, the sizes are limited to 4″ x 4″ and 6″ x 6″. However, custom metal tiles could be made in other sizes, probably up to 12″ x 12″. Conceivably I could obtain a 4-poster hydraulic press with a 48″ x 48″ bed. Then that would be the limiting size. That would be very cool.

These metal art tiles are really fun to make. I use a block of urethane as the under-die. So the stack goes like this, from bottom to top: thick urethane (100 durometer); copper tile (oversize – trim later); design attached to masonite or plexiglas; 1/2″ steel plate; hydraulic press. Sometimes 5 tons of pressure is enough. For the thicker metals, 30 tons might be required.

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