Hand painted decorative tile since 1919
103 years of hand painted decorative tile, tile murals, and unique pottery.
Ceramic tiles for kitchen backsplash, bathroom walls & fireplace surrounds.
Decorative tile since 1919
In 1919, a group of Armenian ceramic artists from Turkey were invited to Jerusalem and commissioned to renovate the ceramic tiles covering the exterior walls of the Dome of the Rock. One of those ceramic artists was my grandfather, M. Karakashian, who together with his partner, established a pottery in Jerusalem in 1922... more about us
The cypress tree & birds of paradise
tile mural, 18 x 30 inches
Vibrant & vivid colors
- Add vibrant colors to any wall in your home
- Unique designs of birds, trees, and intricate floral patterns
Meticulous attention to detail
- Our decorative tiles and murals are always thoroughly checked to ensure you get the highest quality hand painted ceramic tile
Timeless works of art
- Colors never fade, whether installed indoors or outdoors
- The hand painted touch is always higher in quality than the machine made
Customer success stories
John & Claudia's fireplace decorative tiles
Long Beach, CA
“Dear Jerusalem Pottery, we are so absolutely thrilled with our fireplace surround tiles! They really added a classic and impressive touch to our fireplace, which has now become the center of our family gatherings. Thank you for the wonderful decorative tiles and service. Sincerely, John and Claudia
Michele's kitchen backsplash
“Working with Mr. Karakashian to design our mural was a pleasure, and we could not be more delighted with the results. The hand painted tiles are truly beautiful and were so expertly packed that they arrived in perfect condition--not a chip.”
- August 11, 1985
New York Times write up
“An Armenian art in Jerusalem, by Susan Daar
Among the favorite souvenir-shop items in Israel are ceramic plates and tiles decorated with fanciful plants and indolent beasts, all arranged in a lulling, rhythmical symmetry. Most of them are copies of copies that have their origin in a modest shop in the Old City of Jerusalem, and few if any, can compare with the originals. Those may be found only at Jerusalem Pottery.
For a shop with an international clientele, Jerusalem Pottery, the enterprise of brothers Stepan and Berge Karakashian, seems unduly modest. Here, against brilliantly white walls, are displayed the products of generations of traditional Armenian craftsmanship.
Against a cobalt blue background, a mandala-like Phoenix in rust brown, pale blue, yellow, green and cream, flexes its wings until the tips nearly touch. Grazing amid long stemmed flowers, a gazelle looks up, perhaps to sniff the air. On one side of an enormous, muted-green and yellow "Tree of Life", a lion falls on a frightened gazelle: on the other, two other gazelles continue to feed serenely. However modest in size, each scene is complete, and thanks to precise design and understated color, meditatively alive...
Even the glazes are hand mixed. Some, such as the striking but understated cobalt blue that appears in so many of the pieces, are based on formulas handed down by the Karakashian's father.”
Tera's kitchen - Blue & white ceramic tiles
Blue & white tiles
Our six inch Blue & white floral tile is a modular design, which means you can add or subtract tiles according to the dimensions you need.
In Tera's backsplash above, there are 8 central blue & white floral decorative tiles, which are surrounded by 12 border tiles and 4 corners. The dimensions are 30 x 18 inches.