Ziggurat Tiles

Kathy Reddy White is the owner of CircaArts Gallery in South Bend, Indiana. She is a native of South Bend and she has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from The University of Notre Dame. Kathy is both a painter and a tile maker. Tile work for Kathy is principally inspired by the Arts & Crafts aesthetic. She incorporates the Wabi Sabi idea of beauty through imperfection in to her work to create a unique look within the Arts & Crafts style. The combination of Arts & Crafts and Wabi Sabi is the key to the distinct look of her line of tiles called Ziggurat Tiles. Her line of tiles is called Ziggurat Tiles because she loves ancient cultures and pyramids. A ziggurat is a four sided, stepped pyramid found in ancient Mesopotamia as well as the Mayan culture. Ancient cultures, antiques, nature, the environment as well as a sense of history also greatly influence her work.