Smile with Tile
Cottages and Bungalows|June - July 2021
Let the inspired artisans at Lea Nigel Studios help you incorporate authentic handmade tile into your home
ANNE BRINK

Looking for beautiful, unique handcrafted tile for your kitchen backsplash, bathroom, mudroom, entryway, fireplace, laundry room— really any area of your home where you might want tile? Check out Lea Nigel Studios; they just might fit the bill. The two artisans behind the studio, Andrea Lea and James Nigel, want to share their love of clay with people drawn to their work, and love to create interior designs with handmade tile for homes and businesses.

IN THE BEGINNING

James and Andrea met at university in 2004, while both were studying ceramics. They always had as a goal to establish their own ceramics studio, and they love creating functional pottery. James spent some time working at a historic Michigan tile manufacturer in 2005, where he was inspired by the tile-making process. The pair began discussing the idea of creating a tile studio of their own and put the idea in motion in 2017.

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