Bedford, NH, United States
HAND PAINTED DECORATIVE ART TILES AND WALL PLAQUES FOR THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING, MAJOR MUSEUMS, & HOME OWNERS NATIONWIDE
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Skills and Techniques
Kenneth maintains that he was a bit of a problem kid. He loved to create experiments with household ingredients and watch them bubble, foam and explode. Now he pours this curiosity and experimentation into his tile design and color creations. Ken fires all the tiles in four kilns and still experiments with custom colors. The Besheers work with two part-time staff, and they handle all aspects of the business themselves. They even created their own website and manage their search engine results.
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For 35 years Besheer Art Tile has been dedicated to the tradition of making hand painted tiles using variations of age-old techniques. We hope you enjoy our work!
Since ancient times, as early as 3000 B.C., Tile Art was an important expression of fine sense in design and decor. Over the centuries, palaces and houses alike were traditionally adorned with decorative Art Tile.
Today, Kenneth and Jacqueline Besheer are dedicated to continuing this proud tradition. After years of patient experimentation, using variations of age-old techniques, the Besheers have developed and refined this art form, and create some of the most beautiful and decorative tiles to be found anywhere.
Each tile is individually and completely hand painted using vibrant enamel glazes, then kiln fired to 2000Ã?,Ã,Â°. At this temperature the glass enamels fuse to the surface of the clay. The rich, vivid colors produced are permanent and will never wash or fade away.
In addition to making attractive and charming wall decor, these Art Tiles serve as excellent heat-resistant trivets or hot plates. Currently featured in many museums, fine shops and galleries, and sought by collectors and decorators alike, a Gift of Besheer Art Tile(TM) will offer lasting enjoyment for years to come!
Presented below are a few of the Establishments we have had the pleasure of serving:
The National Gallery of Art, Curators of the U.S. Capitol Building, The U.S. House of Representatives, Embassy of Japan, Colonial Williamsburg, National Trust for Historic Preservation, The National Zoo, Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of American Folk Art, Historic Deerfield, The FDR Library
Southold Historical Society, North Carolina Museum of History, Minnesota Historical Society, New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Currier Museum of Art NH, The South Carolina Museum, The Kennedy Center, Mount Washington Cog Railway, Binder Zoo Park, Portland Museum of Art Maine, Parenting Magazine
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Norton Museum of Art, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, The Smithsonian, The U.S. Senate, The Library of Congress, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, U.S. Customs, Acadia National Park, The National Archives, The Baltimore Aquarium, Historic Annapolis Foundation
Shelburne Museum, National Heritage Museum, Isabella Stewart-Gardner Museum, Mont Vernon Inn, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, New York Historical Society, Washington National Cathedral, The NH States Parks, The Science Museum of Minnesota, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Country Curtains, Quincy Historical Society, Culinary Institute of America
New York Magazine, Science Center of NH, Toledo Botanical Garden, Naval Historical Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Art Institute Chicago, NH Loon Preservation Committee, And Many Other Fine Shops and Individuals.