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.

2/19/21

New Additions to the Seconds Page!

 Hi everyone!

Today we'd like to shine a little light on our Seconds page where we keep our selection of pieces that didn't hold up to our high standards and are being offered at a discounted price. Some may be glazed in discontinued glazes or have come out of the kiln with unexpected characteristics. Whatever the circumstances may be, these are unique and one-of-a-kind pieces that need loving homes!

Specifically, we'd like to share details on a few new additions to the page - framed and grouted display boards that were once used in various showrooms to advertise our tile! These display boards are no longer needed and have been added to the Seconds page in search for their "forever homes"!

This is our 18"x18" "In The Moonlight" mural from the Pond Dog Collection. We've since updated the design so this board is no longer accurate. Framed and grouted this piece measures 19.5"x19.5". For more information such as pricing and how to purchase visit our Seconds page!

This is an older display board for our pre-designed mural "Kinda Crabby" from the Ocean Dog Collection. We've since updated the design so this display board is no longer in use. This particular framed mural measures 13.5"x19.5". For more information such as pricing and how to purchase visit our Seconds page!

This framed display board measures 13.5"x19.5" and features our 6" Mermaids from the Ocean Dog Collection. This would make a great wall-piece for a kitchen with white subway tile or perhaps a nautical bathroom!  For more information such as pricing and how to purchase visit our Seconds page!

Last but not least, this is another 13.5"x19.5" display board that we have framed and grouted. This features the 12" Lobster from the Ocean Dog Collection glazed in Fire Hydrant. Very simple, yet incredibly pleasing to the eye with the bright "pop" of color from the Lobster! For more information such as pricing and how to purchase visit our Seconds page!

With the arrival of our newest kiln - as mentioned in last week's Wet Dog Blog post - we have begun reorganizing our space to increase efficiency within the shop. One of our main goals is to better organize our Seconds selection... so that will reflect on our website soon! We have many Friends that are looking for loving homes so be sure to check back often!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

2/11/21

This Week at Wet Dog Tile!

 Hi, everyone!


We've had a busy week so far! Take a look at a few orders we currently have in production below!

This custom mural features Friends from the Ocean, Lake, and Pond Dog Collections. A few notable Friends are the 8" Horseshoe Crab, 4" Baby Horseshoe Crabs, 3" XS Fluid Fish, and the 4.5" Jumping Dog (Papa).

Another custom mural! This one is a spin-off of our "Ocho and His Lady" standard mural from the Ocean Dog Collection. A few notable friends in this mural are the 13" Octopus, 3.5" Small Sea Turtle, 5" Medium Sea Lion, and the 2" Shore Birds!

This is part of a much larger custom kitchen backsplash. We'll have more on this soon!
 

Also, our new kiln has arrived! This brings our total kiln count in the shop to 3. With this new kiln we'll be able to boost our glazed inventory as well as keep up with the busy months to come!

Leo and Luna are very excited for the new kiln!

 

Lastly, we've been snowed in for a while now. Our last snow storm brought in roughly 12" of fresh snow! The dogs absolutely love it. Us... not so much. With that being said - we've been inspired by the New England winters and are still hard at work on the new Snow Dog Collection!

Have a great remainder of the week, everyone!

1/22/21

New Installation Photos!

Hey, everyone!

We've recently updated our website's Photos and Ideas page with new installation photos! These are always a fan-favorite and something we enjoy as well because we're able to see our creations installed in their 'forever homes'!

Below we've handpicked a few new installation photos to go into more detail on. To see all of the new installation photos be sure to check our our Photos and Ideas page! Enjoy!


This is a custom nautical mural with matching border that wraps around this large walk-in shower. We created this mural and border combination with neutral colors in mind to not take away the beauty of the natural space! A few notable friends include the 13" Octopus, 7" Medium Jellyfish, 6.5" Algae #1 and #2, 6" Large Crab, and many more.

With most, if not all, of the custom work we do, our artists create a scaled concept drawing detailing Friends, glaze colors, placement, and more. These concept drawings not only visually help our customer with what to expect, but also aid our artists in creating the borders or murals! Along the way things may get moved, swapped, or changed, such as the Tentacles shown in the concept drawing, but the basic design stays intact.

Here is a wide shot of the full installation. We'd like to mention the custom mural is framed using our handmade "Hound" chair rails glazed in Woof White! Feel free to visit our Photos & Ideas page for more photos of this project, including a close look at the mural in detail!


Another custom mural and border combination, this one a little more tropical than the last! This mural features Friends from our Big Guys section, such as the 12" Tropical Fish #2 and the 7" Tropical Fish #5. This mural is framed using our handmade Labrador interlocking rope liner and Hound chair rail from our Frames, Liners, & Rails page.


Last but not least, we'd like to showcase this custom kitchen backsplash mural. Simple and elegant, this mural features a few of our classic Friends from the Ocean Dog Collection, such as the 5" Swimming Sea Turtle, 3.5" Small Seahorse, 3" Small Crab, and more. This mural also features a couple Friends from the Pond Dog Collection, such as the 4.5" Jumping Dog (Papa) and the 3" Blackbirds!

As you can see, the artists stayed true to the concept drawing during layout!

Want to see more installation photos? You're in luck! We've added a bunch of new installation photos on our website's Photos and Ideas page. Whether you're admiring, brainstorming, or looking for inspiration, our Photos and Ideas page has hundreds of installation photos to browse!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

1/7/21

This Week at Wet Dog Tile!

 Hi everyone! Happy New Year!

Here's to a better, safer, and happier year ahead.

As we get back into the swing of things after our howliday break we thought we'd share a couple orders we're working on this week!

This is a mural based on our standard 18'x18" "Those Summer Days" mural from the Pond Dog Collection. With different dimensions but the same basic layout, this mural has been customized to be exactly what our customer wants. A few additions to note: 1" Ducklings, various fish, leaves, and pine cones, all from the Lake Dog Collection.

This is our standard 18"x18" "Those Summer Days" mural grouted and all. This mural features the 5" Canoe, 4.5" Jumping Dog (Papa), various Oars and more, all from the Pond Dog Collection.
 
This is a cool border we're having a lot of fun with! This border features our 3" and 4.5" Jumping Dogs, 3" Muddy Paws, and even our Dog Bones that are normally used as glaze color sample swatches! This border will be installed in a dog washing area and is the perfect border for any dog lover!

 
Ophie and Sly both agree that the dog bone border is nice, but it would be a little nicer if it were edible...

Have a great rest of the week, everyone!

12/23/20

Happy Howlidays from the Wet Dog Crew!

 Hey, everyone!


This week will be a short one for us as we're taking the end of the week off to safely spend time with our loved ones for the holidays. Wet Dog will be closed from December 23rd through January 4th, 2021. With that being said, we'd like to show you what's currently on our work tables!

 
We are currently working on a giant custom mosaic mural that is taking up 90% of our table space. This is a custom master bathroom floor design that sprawls across the entirety of the room, with one end pooling around a free-standing tub and the other angling down into a shower trench drain. Below you can see the scaled concept drawing as well as the dry-lay photo taken in our design studio.


 
For us to create this floor we've had to split it into sections and complete those sections separately. It's been quite the project!

 
 Another fun, though smaller, custom mural we've been working on is this one below.
 
 
 We're always happy using Friends from our Lake and Pond Dog Collections! With murals like this we're able to use some of our funky glaze colors such as Luau Lavender on the 2" Dragonfly and 1" Butterfly.



Thank you for catching up with us in these Wet Dog Blog posts - we really appreciate it! Happy Howlidays from the Wet Dog family to yours! We look forward to seeing you in 2021!