More to explore:
mosaic of vintage Kenneth Townsend 'Menagerie' tiles by H is for Home, via Flickr
Topkapi Palace Harem tiles
Love Houses Modern ceramic candle holders by SimoneCeramics, $36.00
Love these! Lithography on stone and porcelain-limited edition tiles by Ruan Hoffmann
Medieval floor tiles from Neath Abbey
William De Morgan (1839-1917) was the most important ceramic artist of the Arts & Crafts movement. A close friend of William Morris, he produced tiles and ceramics that complemented Morris & Co.'s popular textiles and wallpapers.
Abakh Hoja Tomb, Burial Place Of Muhatum Ajam, Kashgar, Xinjiang, China
Islamic Patterns - 7 Repins - Garden of Allah - I think these patterns and colores would make a beautiful modern quilt. So pretty.
Iran, Shiraz - Handmade tiles can be colour coordinated and customized re. shape, texture, pattern, etc. by ceramic design studios
Copeland teapot with staple repair, c.1874 via Past Imperfect: the art of inventive repair.