After you’ve checked out our site, we’d love for you to come by and see the daily goins’ ons at our quirky handmade tile studio in the sticks of southern New Hampshire. If goofy dogs, cool tile, and an eclectic group of former interior designers, high end tile sales consultants, and art school dropouts having fun making tile, and often times experimenting with all things awesome is your thing, then our blog will be right up your alley. Even if its not, it’s a fun way to look into the magical world of handmade tile.

10/31/17

A Sneak Peek at New Pieces!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Today is a special day, not only because it's Halloween, but because we can share some new pieces with you!

These pieces have been works in progress for a long time now. In the winter of 2016 we were almost ready to roll these pieces out but when our shop burned down we put them aside to focus on more important things. We've been slowly putting time into them over the course of this year and are finally able to say we'll be selling these pieces in January 2018!

Here are a few photos of some of the upcoming pieces!

Tropical fish, new jellyfish, seahorses, and more

A close-up of a couple tropical fish, a medium seahorse, and a jellyfish

The Angel Fish!

Another one of the new tropical fish!

These pieces are just a few of the new ones we'll be selling in 2018 - we have quite a few more to show! Keep checking back as we'll show more soon!

Happy Halloween!

10/10/17

Projects for This Week!


Hey, everyone! 

We wanted to show some of the projects we're working on this week!

This mural is almost complete! This is a custom mural based on our "In The Moonlight" mural from our Pond Dog Collection. Slate still has to be cut to fit the upper portion.

This is a custom border using our 3" Extra Small Starfish, Rounds (from the Wet Dog Mosaics page), Rubble Pebbles, and Shale Skipping Stones, both from our Wet Dog Textures page. We're hoping to get an installation photo of this one because it is pretty unique!
Another shot of the custom border from above!

This is a Starfish border in the Tidal colorway, part of our Ocean Dog Collection. This border is an item available for "quick ship", meaning we can send these out in 3-5 days instead of the regular 2-3 week lead time.
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Feel free to follow us on Instagram as we share photos like these fairly often! Visit https://www.instagram.com/wetdogtileco/ or add us by searching our username @wetdogtileco

We hope everyone has a great day!

9/29/17

New Installation Photos Pt. 2!


Hey, everyone!

Last week we posted a blog post about our new installation photos - if you haven't seen them yet then head over to wetdogtile.com and check them out for yourself!

In last week's blog post we went behind the scenes of one of the new installation photos. The blog post was very popular so we decided we'd do a similar post this week!

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This close up is of a new kitchen backsplash mural we recently did! It features pieces from the Ocean Dog Collection, such as our 12" lobster, 6" mermaid, turtles, starfish, shells, and more! It also features a few fish from the Lake Dog Collection!


Below is the concept drawing our artists created for this mural...


Between concept and creation there may be some changes along the way. You may see "gravel green" textures called out in the concept drawing that didn't end up in the final piece, though the finished backsplash still looks very similar to the concept drawing, don't you think?

The backsplash from a different view!

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This new installation photo, along with many others, is now on our website so be sure to check them out by visiting the Photos and Ideas page

Have a great weekend, everyone!

9/22/17

New Installation Photos!


Hey, everyone!

It's that time again! We've got new installation photos up on our Photos & Ideas page! All three galleries have new photos for you to see so be sure to check them out!

We wanted to show a couple new photos in particular...



This nautical kitchen backsplash features our newest mermaid pieces, as well as various crabs, shells, starfish, and so much more. Click on the photos to get a bigger resolution to see all the pieces for yourself!

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Now that you've seen the finished product, we'd like to show you the concept drawing our artists made for this project. 


As you can see, there is a wild amount of detail that goes into these drawings! Concept drawings help the customers, as well as our artists, envision what the end result will look like! 

Do you see the similarities between the drawing and the finished product?

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These two installation photos are now on our website along with many more new ones so be sure to check them out by visiting the Photos and Ideas page

Next week we'll break down another installation photo and show you the behind-the-scenes concept drawing!

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Happy 1st Day of Autumn - have a great weekend!

9/8/17

Pouring New Molds!


Hey, everyone! Today we're pouring a couple new molds.

A lot goes into this process; 
First, our artists must create the pieces. These pieces are carved completely by hand.

We're re-pouring our 10" Swimming Mermaid w/ Shell from the Ocean Dog Collection. There's nothing noticeably different - we just needed a new mold!

This lobster will be a new piece! It's 4" long - quite a bit smaller than our regular 12" lobster.

Once the pieces are carved, they must go into the mold form. Clay is put into the creases to, not only prevent leaks, but to keep the edges of the soon-to-be-mold nice and smooth. The piece and form are both coated in an oil mixture to make the pull-away process easier. 


With all the new polymers and resins on the market, we choose to keep it old school and use a traditional plaster for our molds. Not only is it more environmentally friendly but we feel it delivers a product of comparable, if not better quality.


Once the plaster is at the right consistency we're able to pour it into the molds.





Once the plaster is poured it's left to dry. We'll be leaving these over the weekend and will update everyone next week! Have a great weekend!