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10 Jul 15 New Ravenna Shades of Gray mosaic

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New Ravenna is pleased to present a collection of mosaics in shades of gray designed by Sara Baldwin. All hand crafted, the mosaics made from natural stone display an array of different hues, from the deep charcoal Greystoke in Chevron, Hex and Penny Rounds to the warm Angora and Cashmere found in Kasbah.

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The cooler blue spectrum of gray is represented by Ombre Chevron with Lavastone, Zircon, and Alabaster jewel glass. Kelp Forest is created in Alabaster jewel glass, its undulating design defined by the gray grout which outlines each blade. Balsato Orvieto is a stone from Italy flecked with mini-geodes of quartz. Each mosaic is assembled by hand, one piece at a time. The mosaics are either custom made for each installation, or they are part of the Studio Line, which is ready to ship within 48 hours of ordering. See also Sea Glass mosaic tile and Tile Envy Edited by Deborah Osburn.

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According to Sara Baldwin, New Ravenna founder and creative director, gray is one of the most fascinating colors in nature’s spectrum. She says, “in the materials we use, gray is never a single note. Our natural stone and jewel glass ripple with striated color variations, creating an elegant vitality. In a design like Kasbah we have used only two different stones and yet the mosaic contains an entire spectrum of hues. It is this neutral medley that imbues gray with sophistication.


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Tags: Gray, Mosaic, Ravenna, Shades

23 Mar 15 Sea Glass mosaic tile

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New Ravenna is proud to introduce Sea Glass designed by Sara Baldwin. The collection consists of 8 mosaic designs hand crafted with Sea Glass. The lyrical patterns are available in multiple colorways of tones inspired by nature.

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The mosaics have been hand cut and assembled by artisans on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Inspired by her walks on the Eastern shore, Baldwin discovered a way to replicate the silky smooth glass she finds along the beach.

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Every Sea Glass mosaic is a custom creation, sized to fit each installation. The designs can be created in any of New Ravenna over 70 colors of glass. The mosaics can be installed on vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and out.


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07 Apr 12 Glass mosaic splashback from New Ravenna

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Fiona jewel glass mosaic splashback

The fresh, vibrant colors of spring are celebrated in new mosaics from Sara Baldwin, founder and creative director of New Ravenna Mosaics. Made entirely by hand in Virginia, the glass mosaic splashback designs are inspired by the inlay technique which originated in the 17th century India. Baldwin interprets her fascination with the cultures of South Asia, replacing traditional bone and mother of pearl with brilliant jewel glass and natural stone. Fiona, Jacqueline Vine and Climbing Vine are delicate organic Glass mosaic splashbacks that represent growth and renewal.

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Climbing Vine jewel glass mosaic splashback

Baldwin says, My travels have taken me around the world where I delight in discovering ancient methods and patterns. I bring these ideas home to Virginia and interpret them them using the materials of my craft, stone and glass. One of my greatest challenges is to take an extremely hard and durable surface and make it appear soft and flowing, which to me, is the essence of spring.

New Ravenna Mosaics in stone can be installed on floors and walls both indoors and out. The jewel glass mosaic splashback is suitable for interior vertical installations. New Ravenna Mosaics creates custom and ready to ship tile for imaginative, sustainable, and durable surfaces.

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Jacqueline Vine jewel glass mosaic splashback

More from New Ravenna,
Mosaic backsplash designs
Mosaic tile backsplash
Kitchen backsplashes – Silk Road Collection


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20 Jul 11 Mosaic stone backsplash tile

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Small tile mosaic stone backsplash from Mozaico

The art of the Mosaic goes way back, some 3,000 years BC and is considered one of the oldest art forms that is still here. Stone mosaics used to enhanced decors of the rich and powerful. From ancient palaces of Roman, Greek, and Mesopotamian cultures, the incredibly beautiful mosaic stone backsplash tile finds the way to the modern kitchens of today consumers. You can have stone backsplash done in polished, tumbled or antique tile. Mosaic can be made in shapes, colors and finishes that truly meet your taste and satisfy imagination – whether you draw ideas from the French and Italian Renaissance, want your stone backsplash to resemble mosaic walls from Roma villa, or want to enjoy your favorite modern art with every morning cup of coffee.

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4″ hexagon red onyx mosaic stone backsplash from Maestro Mosaics

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Stone mosaic backsplash in tiles of various shapes and sizes by Francois & Co

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Rectangular tile stone mosaic backsplash by Ravenna Mosaics

Previously,
Mosaic backsplash designs
Mosaic tile backsplash
Quartz splashbacks


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17 Apr 11 Mosaic tile backsplash from New Ravenna

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You can have a stunning mosaic tile backsplash that will put your kitchen apart from others. New Ravenna gets the unique mosaic tiles, stones and glass from across the Americas, Europe and the Far East to design beautiful mosaic splashbacks, fireplaces, floors and countertops. The company keeps many classic designs ready to ship, but you can also create your own mosaic tile backsplash, using iridescent glass, stone and ceramics. New Ravenna.

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