About Us

Far Ridge Ceramics is a small studio located in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  We design and produce distinctive handmade ceramic tiles, art tiles and mosaic and art tile panels.  All of our ceramics are original designs and are made entirely by hand.  Each piece takes several days as it goes from being liquid clay to finished glazed ceramic.  Take a look at our Process/Production sections for pictures and details on how we make our tiles.

6×6 Potters Tiles with 2×2 Fleur de Lis inserts on a pizza oven wall

To add distinction to the rooms of your house, browse our ever-expanding line of architectural tiles.  Whether you are looking for a graceful border of birds and vines above your kitchen counter or beautiful seashells to accent your bathroom walls, the artisan-made quality and character of our tiles will please the eye while adding value to your home. Many of our accent tile designs are available in stock and ready to ship and can be ordered through the links to our shop on Etsy.com. We also make field tiles in both smooth and textured finishes which can be custom glazed to match or contrast with our accent tiles. Border tiles in many sizes and unique designs can also be custom ordered in your choice of almost 200 different glaze colors. Custom tiles may take several weeks to produce depending on the quantity of tiles ordered and our work schedule at the time the order is placed. You are always welcome to contact us with your questions or to place an order.

Crab Art Tile in Rustic Sunset Glaze

In addition to architectural tiles for installation, we also make a selection of art tiles with hanging cords or notches that can be hung on the wall. Any of the of six hand painted culinary tiles makes a great gift for a favorite cook. Various fish and ocean themed tiles make wonderful accents for a beach house or bathroom. If you love some of our smaller tile designs, many are available as refrigerator magnets and ornaments. Gifts and Art Tiles are available in several venues in Virginia and North Carolina. You can also order them directly from the Gift & Art Tile section of our Etsy shop.

Red Dahlias Wild Garden Mosaic Panel

When the mood strikes, we take a little time out from our more practical work, resulting in an assortment of distinctive ceramic art tile and mosaic panels.  Every tile in these panels is made by hand either by rolling and cutting, casting or molding, or nipping small pieces from our handmade field tiles. Sometimes we add in a few polished or natural stones or other material that suits the project. These one-of-a-kind pieces may be seen at various venues – check our art tile panel gallery for locations and availability.

To get a firsthand look at our unique, handmade creations, please visit us in the studio at one of our Open Studios or contact us to make an appointment if you will be in the area.  If you aren’t close enough to come visit, take a look at our Far Ridge Ceramics page on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/FarRidgeCeramics/ where we post photos of various project, processes and events.