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Matthew Donars studied at Columbia College in Chicago for Graphic Arts. He is now attending Scottsdale Community College in the Computer Information Systems arena. Matt assists Scott at Tile Artworks with many activities including but not limited to; booth space display, designing of print and web material, maintaining the studio's web site, social media, photography, and any digital related issues that arise. He also helped install a 3200 tile mosaic in October, 2014, at Living Water Lutheran Church in Scottsdale, AZ
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Scott Donars got his start as a graphic artist. In order to support a growing family, he chose an advertising career at a young age. His education includes dual degrees in Graphic Arts and Web Design from the College Of DuPage in IL, and a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Utah State University. Since 2010, and ongoing, he studies at The Mesa Arts Center including subjects in ceramics, lapidary, welding, and warm glass. A member of The Sonoran Art League, Scott is currently exhibiting work at El Pedregal in Cave Creek, AZ
Welcome to Tile ArtWorks, where clay not only becomes tile for your home, but also a sculpted art-form. I create handmade tiles that can be mixed with metal, stone, or glass and applied to walls, fireplaces, garden furniture, kitchens & baths, and so much more.
The clay is hand carved and fired twice in a kiln to produce a ceramic finish that will endure for generations to come. All my projects are uniquely "one of a kind". You and I will work together to create a design and color scheme to your liking.
As for my artwork, many projects incorporate tile, but I also include fused glass, semi-precious stones, and metals. I create wall hangings, three dimensional sculptures, garden art and furnishings, most of which reflect nature's complexities. Some creations may contain hundreds or even thousands of individual tiles arranged into a "mosaic" design and applied to cement benches, murals, fountains, planters, fireplace and doorway surrounds and more. Everything is built to last a lifetime, outdoors or in.
I am fascinated by patterns that exist in plant and animal life. I'm awestruck by the beauty detailed in a bug's wing. Clay and glass, my primary media, allow the versatility needed in my attempts to capture that beauty. I love that nature is repetitive yet unpredictable.