The Lumistile- handcrafted glass tiles.

Posted onMarch 17, 2010

The Lumistile- handcrafted glass tiles.

lk“For many years I have been working with various ceramic media, earthenware, stoneware and porcelain and have become increasingly intrigued with glass, which always seems so clean and subtle with its natural association with light and its soft aqua colouration. I also wanted to further promote New Zealand as a continuing source of unique art and design innovation on both the national and international stage”. Wayne Blackburn, NZ Artist

The transition to a commercial realization of these handcrafted glass tiles has taken time and after several years of study, research, development and planning, Lumistile is now able to offer you this initial range of handcrafted glass tiles.


The original motifs have been developed for us by Wayne and are interpretations of various aspects of his New Zealand. Like so many New Zealanders, it is in essence a combined reflection of both European and Pacifica cultures.

Softer colours were chosen to personify our unique culture, our sea encircled Islands. The Land, a living green; The Sea, a reflective blue and The Sky; a long, silver, white cloud – Aotearoa.




Our glass tiles are individually hand made using basic methods and techniques developed over many centuries. Our kiln uses materials and technology developed for the Space Programme to ensure consistency. When these tiles are kiln fired the designs are moulded into the glass using a negative bas-relief method. This allows fine detail to be used in the motifs without any hazardous edges. This slightly raised surface enhances light reflection. It also allows for easy cleaning. All our tiles are individually packaged in recyclable unbleached cardboard. Click on the image to show a larger image, the standard available colours and a brief artist’s design statement.

opoTechnical Information


The size of this initial range is 100x100x6mm (4x4x.25inches). Tiles with the large motifs will have areas which maybe up to 4mm above the nominal 6mm base tile. They will retain a smooth softly curvaceous upper surface.


Our glass is easy to keep clean – wipe with warm water and detergent and polish with a dry soft cloth.


The recommended system to glue the tiles is to use either a flexible tile glue or V60 neutral cure silicon sealant. A neutral cure silicon sealant can also be used as the grout. Ensure all cavities on the rear of the tile are filled with the bedding compound before laying.

These tiles should be installed from internal corners and should ideally not be placed closer than 50mm (2inches) from external corners.

These tiles must NOT be cut, nibbled or chipped to fit.

As with any handcrafted product, be aware there will be slight variations in tile sizes, pattern definition and colouration. However, all precautions are taken to minimise these.


Majer Tiles- tile shop – Fortitude Valley, Australia.

Posted onDecember 29, 2009
Majer Tiles- tile shop – Fortitude Valley, Australia.
There is nothing that can match the look and feel of quality tiles in any living area. The contrasts of cool, smooth finishes with warm earthy tones. The ability of tiles to reflect he beauty of nature through materials like limestone, marble, sandstone, granite, glass, steel… even industrial surfaces like polished concrete is unmatched. Discover the sensual beauty and practicality of tiles as you survey the extensive range of what Majer Tiles describe as simply…
the most beautiful tiles in the world.
With 27 years of industry experience and 7 outlets throughout Queensland Majer Tiles can provide friendly, professional service, expert knowledge and above all they can help you bring your design ideas to life… in the showroom. This service is seriously amazing. Bring in your plans, some colour ideas… pages from magazines… whatever…a Majer Tiles staff member will work with you to develop a working drawing of your design. Once you’re happy with your “rough” Majer Tiles design department turn your ‘rough” into a fully rendered, full colour 3D visual complete with real world tile samples. And its free. Valley: Corner Dogget & Wandoo St. 3852 4444
Strathpine: 104 Gympie Rd. 3889 7869
Underwood: Cnr Compton & Ewing Rds. 3290 0066
Gold Coast: 68 Bundall Rd. 5526 9444
Sunshine Coast: 384 Nickin Way Bokarina 5493 4755
Cairns: 65 Mulgrave Rd. 4041 1566
Townsville: Domain Central, 103 Duckworth St. 4775 1144