Transforming your ideas into permanent tile art!
As one of the oldest art forms known to man-kind, hand painted ceramic tile art and murals have drawn in attention from admirers all over the world. After developing a love for the practice during overseas travel, Carolyn Payne opened Payne Creations in Kansas City, MO, and has been creating beautiful pieces for the past 28 years. Since the beginning, it has been Carolyn’s goal to enhance the versatility and creativity of hand painted ceramic tile art and her success in this particular feat speaks volumes.
Whether it is kitchen backsplashes, wine cellars, shopping centers or fountains, Carolyn Payne and Payne Creations have shown that tile art can find a place either residentially or commercially. In fact, outdoor ceramic tile art is something that we bring in a lot of clients on both sides of the spectrum for. Each design is distinctively personalized to the client’s desires, creating a unique look and enriched décor for any space.
Carolyn Payne’s hand painted ceramic tile art and murals have been featured all over Kansas City, MO. From personal homes to university entry ways, banks and public plazas, her murals have a depth of color and three-dimensional appeal that makes her approach superior to others in her field. Call for a consultation and allow Carolyn to get started on a design for you today!
Custom Hand Painted Tile Murals & Decorative Tiles Designed For:
All Decorative Art Tiles and Hand Painted Ceramic Tiles are created from the highest quality bisques and glazes, by using multiple firings and special techniques. Carolyn achieves “extreme quality” hand painted art tiles, adding greater color depth and a third dimension of texture, adding visible value.
Carolyn Payne resides in her studio/home in Kansas City, MO, where she creates her unique hand painted tile art. Carolyn’s work has been featured in the following publications: Better Homes and Gardens, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, House Beautiful, Professional Builder Luxury Homes, Country Decorating Ideas Bedrooms and Baths, Country Living, The Guild Designer Source Book, Tile Letter, Tile & Decorative Surfaces, Flash Point/Tile Heritage Foundation, PACE Interior Architecture/Hong Kong, PACE Interior Beaute/Hong Kong
* Extreme Quality – achieved by adding additional color depth and texture to high value, custom created, hand painted, art tiles.
My Creative Process & Installation
Consultation with the client is the first step to get a feel for the space and the desired effect we want to establish. A rendering is then okayed before the work begins.
To create the tile mural, Carolyn first draws on tracing paper and then transfers the drawing to the tiles. The wax line work is applied either by hand or by silk screening. Carolyn often fires the tiles several times, and the glazes she employs cause the colors to change to a brilliant richness after the first firing. Carolyn likes to work in the cuerda seca method of a wax/oil line and raised glazes.
The tiles can be permanently installed or installed on removable panels. The panels fit together and are caulked so they appear as one, but can be removed or sold as art separately if the home is sold.
Payne Creations does not do permanent installations, but oversees the installation and can assist in finding a suitable installer. Payne Creations ensures that proper tile and materials are used for the application. Removable panels can be assembled in the studio and arrangements made for delivery.
Salina Regional Health Foundation, Salina, KS
Country Club Plaza, JC Nichols Co. Kansas City, MO
H & R Bloch Cancer Foundations, Kansas City, MO
Ashland University Chapel, Ashland, Ohio
The Promenade at Chenel, Red Development Co. Little Rock, Arkansas
Tuileries Plaza, Kansas City, MO
M & L Bank, Briarcliff Development Co. NKC, MO
City of North Kansas City, Community Center NKC, MO
School of Social Welfare, Univesity of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Harrah’s Casino, East Chicago, IL
Synergy Services Inc., Parkville, MO
Shawnee Mission Indian Museum, Shawnee Mission, KS
Park University Parkville, MO
Lehigh Univesity, Bethlehem, PA
St Pius X High School, Kansas City, MO
Saint James Catholic School, Liberty MO
La Quinta Mansion/Wesleyan College, Bartlesville, OK