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.

10/10/17

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!

8/31/17

Helping Our Furry Friends Affected by Harvey

As we're sure most of you have heard, Hurricane Harvey is causing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas. With peak rain accumulations of 51.88 inches, Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States. The resulting floods prompted more than 13,000 rescues, displaced more than 30,000 people, and inundated hundreds of thousands of homes. Not only are people in need of help, but the pets and other displaced animals local to the region are as well.

A portion of every Wet Dog sale is donated to local and national rescue organizations, and when we heard about the great work Best Friends was doing to help the animals affected by Harvey, we made it a priority to make an additional contribution to help them and their efforts.




For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters. Right now their teams are on the ground saving dogs and cats from floodwaters and taking in those who have been displaced.

On the Best Friends Website is an area to donate any amount of money you can. They also have an Amazon wishlist where you can order an item they need and have it sent directly to them. 

Please consider donating to Best Friends or any other animal rescue accepting donations - anything helps!

Here's a few others we donate to regularly that do great work:












Let's help our furry friends and keep them safe!