Artist in Residence | Luca Osburn
when deborah osburn’s watermark collection launched a few years ago. clé had no idea just how popular this tile collection would prove to be.
along with garnering a prestigious BOY award for best tile, the watermark collection has secured its spot as a classic tile amongst our clé artists’ tiles with prestigious projects, both commercially and residentially.
in order to keep up with the growing demand, clé passed along the production and artistry of this extremely detailed and difficult tile craft to deborah’s own son, luca osburn.
the passing along of watermark tile making skills would prove to be ideal as luca is an avid surfer and his obsession with the swells and tide artfully informs his production of each and every watermark tile. after his initial training, the arduous lessons paid off and luca not only excelled at the production of the watermark collection- but his proficiency enabled his own exploration of this collection and inspired him to create and form his very own series within the watermark family of tiles.
clé is now proud to announce luca osburn’s signature watermark collection series - tides – which he has named for the magical quality of the tides effecting the waves that greet him each session.