Hearst Castle Collection
April 16, 2012
Inspired by Hearst Castle, the "little something" William Randolph Hearst asked architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957) to build in San Simeon, California, in 1919 (scroll down to watch video), Tilevera’s Hearst Castle Collection of stone, glass, and wood tile interprets the castle’s spirit in material, color, and design. The Celestial Series Tiles, based on Morgan’s delicate archival architectural drawings for the castle’s Celestial Suite, are handmade by Santa Monica-based decorative painter Jacqueline Moore of Baltic birch in two finishes. Each tile features between 12 to 20 layers of glazes, gold and silver leaf, oil paints, washes, and antiquing methods. A protective coat allows the tiles to be used for interior or exterior installations. A portion of the proceeds from the collection will benefit Hearst Castle.