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.

3/16/20

Wet Dog Tile and COVID-19, We are open!

There are times we have all confronted throughout our lives, times that we will later look back and reflect on how truly surreal they felt. Well, friends, this is one of them; drafting an update to you, our incredible followers, clients, and friends, about how we are working through this unprecedented time.

Business brass tacks first. We are open! Although we were sad to see our beloved college interns packing up a month early, we still have great inventory levels thanks to a robust winter season of hard work. We are happy to report we can meet most demanding timelines, often exceeding typical lead times!

With that said, until further notice, we are currently holding orders for 24 hours prior to shipping. Although there is limited possibility for transmission through packaging, we feel we should err on the side of caution like the rest of the world.

We are in somewhat of a unique situation, in that all of our full time staff live on the “Wet Dog” property. We have two families in two separate private residences, as well as our design/production studios all within a few minute walk of each other. Yup, good ole’ fashion commune situation here folks. With the exception of our kids home from school for the next three weeks, this self-quarantine is just another day here at Wet Dog Tile!

We have tailored our business model over the years, cultivating our website and services, to allow for purchasing without leaving your home. We send samples directly to you, emailing drawings and mock-ups, along with most correspondence; and if you want a nice chat, feel free to call anytime, we will be here. So if you have been thinking about starting your spring/summer/fall projects, now is the perfect time!

Lastly, we want to just say that there are two ways you can choose to look at what we are facing; either with fear, emotional distress and panic, or rather as an opportunity to focus on the beauty of humanity at its best. By recognizing the good of what so many are doing, and how we can help in our own ways, we will come away from this with a stronger sense of togetherness as a nation, and positivity toward our fellow human beings.

Be well, be kind.

Our deepest appreciation,

The staff of the Wet Dog Tile co.

3/11/20

Spring is Just Around the Corner!


Spring has almost sprung here at Wet Dog Tile! With the snow melting, the ground thawing, and the birds chirping again, we'd like to share some of our favorite outdoor installations we've done over the years!

This outdoor fire pit surround is one of our favorite designs. We used our medley of glass, natural stone, pebbles, and glazed Friends to create a custom seascape!

Some notable Friends in this design are the 6" Large Crab, 7" Large Starfish, 8" Large Flip Flops, 8" Large Sea Turtle, 8" Large Driftwood, and many more.

Our pieces are glazed with high quality, non-toxic, lead free glazes! Our kilns reach temperatures of 2300°, so our tile is perfect for high-heat applications such as this!

Another outdoor design, this one part of a series of installations leading to an outdoor shower.

We used our medley of glass, natural stone, and pebbles to create these giant mosaic starfish with additions of glazed ceramic kelp from our Wet Dog Minis palette to tie it all together!

Because we use durable materials we're able to create pieces of art in any setting! Our tile is rated for indoor or outdoor applications, frost-resistant, and slip-resistant, meaning you won't have to worry about falling when it gets wet!

Another wet application, we created these custom nautical murals to surround this inground pool. Each mural has a spotlight to light up the seascapes at night!

Last but not least, this is one of our newer outdoor installations! A custom nautical backsplash mural behind an outdoor grill. This goes to show there are endless possibilities with Wet Dog Tile, not only with what pieces we can use, but also where those pieces can go!

Interested in seeing more installations? Our Photos & Ideas page is updated regularly with new installation photos in kitchens, bathrooms, and all other areas you could think of!

Have a great day!

3/6/20

Turtles at Wet Dog Tile!



Did you know there are more than 356 species of turtles? The origin of turtles date back 220 million years ago, making them older than both crocodiles and snakes! Here at Wet Dog we have many different turtle Friends available from both our Ocean Dog and Pond Dog Collections, as well as a few standard border and mural designs that include turtles! 

Check out what we have to offer down below!

8" Large Sea Turtle glazed in "Tripod Teal" & "Waffles" - Ocean Dog Collection

6" Large Flat Sea Turtle glazed in "Fetching" & "Waffles" - Ocean Dog Collection

5" Medium Flat Sea Turtle glazed in "Blue Merle" & "Reef" - Ocean Dog Collection

3" Small Flat Sea Turtle glazed in "Waffles" & "Rin Tin" - Ocean Dog Collection

3.5" Small Sea Turtle glazed in "Rin Tin" & "Lexy Lou" - Ocean Dog Collection

5" Swimming Sea Turtle glazed in "Tripod Teal" & "Peanut Butter" - Ocean Dog Collection
   
2" Baby Sea Turtles glazed in "Waffles", "Rin Tin", "Fetching", "Tripod Teal", & "Blizzard Blue" - Ocean Dog Collection

3" Tortoise glazed in "Rin Tin" & "Lexy Lou" - Pond Dog Collection

All of our turtles (along with the rest of our Friends) can be glazed in any of our high quality artisan glaze colors to look exactly how you want! Choose from our Warm, Cool, or Neutral glaze palettes!

Because our love for turtles runs strong we offer a few standard border and mural designs that feature our various turtle Friends from the Ocean Dog Collection:

6" "Swimming Turtles" standard border design

6" "Are We There Yet?" standard border design. This is made to coordinate with the "Are We There Yet?" mural

18"x18" "Are We There Yet?" standard mural design.

While our standard designs are shown in specific lengths and widths, we're often making them at a custom size to fit your space!

We've also made plenty of custom borders and murals that feature our turtles - head on over to our Photos & Ideas page to see what's possible!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


3/3/20

Jellyfish at Wet Dog Tile!


Jellyfish can be found all over the world - from deep oceans to shallow coastal areas. Boneless, brainless, and bloodless, jellyfish are some of the most diverse and fascinating creatures in the sea!

Whether you are looking for the perfect tile for your beach house or just happen to love jellyfish like we do, we've worked hard to have a fun and whimsical tile collection that expresses our deep love for the beach and all things nautical - and that includes jellyfish!

18"x18" standard "Jellin'" mural from the Ocean Dog Collection

Above is our "Jellin'" mural. This features our 3" Extra Small Jellyfish, 5" Small Jellyfish, 7" Medium Jellyfish, and 8" Large Jellyfish, as well as a few other nautical Friends that are noted in the identifier below!

"Jellin'" mural identifier that includes all details such as textures, Friends, glazes, grout color, and more.

Below you'll find the individual jellyfish we have available in the Ocean Dog Collection. We have a wide range of sizes and they can be glazed in any of our artisan glaze colors!

3" Extra Small Jellyfish glazed in "Oh' Sprinkler"


5" Small Jellyfish glazed in "Cali Cream"


7" Medium Jellyfish glazed in "Lichen"


8" Large Jellyfish glazed in "Moe Berry Bush"


11" XL Jellyfish glazed in "Argos Teal" - part of the "Big Guys" section of the Ocean Dog Collection

For more information be sure to check out our Ocean Dog Collection! Looking for inspiration or wanting to view installation photos of our past projects? Check out our Photos & Ideas page!

Have a great day, everyone!

2/25/20

The Dogs of Wet Dog Tile!


Hey everyone!

As you can probably tell by our name, our love for dogs is strong. A portion of all Wet Dog Tile sales is donated to local and national dog rescue organizations! We love sharing photos of our furry four-legged coworkers - there's never a dull moment in the studio with all of them around!

Ophie, Luna, Sly, and Leo reporting for duty!

What may not be as obvious is that we actually have a few different dog Friends available to be placed in murals, borders, or for individual sale! While our Ocean Dog Collection is our most popular collection, the Pond Dog and Lake Dog collections are not far behind and they all have these various dog Friends! All of our pieces are made and glazed by hand and these dogs are no exception! Carefully crafted with care and love, these can be glazed in any of our artisan glazes and go great in murals, borders, or on their own!

5" Swimming Dog w/ Ball from the Ocean Dog Collection. Dog glazed in "Leather Leash" and ball in "Ruff Red".

4.5" Jumping Dog (Papa) from the Pond Dog Collection, glazed in "Peanut Butter".

3" Jumping Dog (Pup) from the Pond Dog Collection, glazed in "Peanut Butter".

5" Swimming Dog w/ Stick from the Lake Dog Collection. Dog glazed in "Leather Leash", the stick is "Spiked Collar".

3" Muddy Paw from the Pond Dog Collection glazed in "Buck's Brown"

This is our "Those Summer Days" standard mural design from the Pond Dog Collection. This mural features the 4.5" Jumping Dog (Papa), as well as the 5" Dock, 5" Canoe, 6" Medium Oar #3, and more!

Our 3" Muddy Paws installed in a mudroom entryway! Our ceramic 3" Muddy Paws, glazed in "Scooby Snacks" surrounded by natural tumbled limestone!

From top to bottom: 5" Swimming Dog w/ Ball (Ocean), 4.5" Jumping Dog Papa (Pond), 3" Jumping Dog Pup (Pond), 5" Swimming Dog w/ Stick (Lake).

See something you're interested in? Head on over to the Lake Dog Collection or Pond Dog Collection for more information. Want to purchase? Visit our How to Purchase page!

Have a great day!