Chapter 4 is a re-imagination of Latin inspired traditional hand painted/crafted tiles. The name “Via” is the Latin word for “road,” or “by way of.” In this case Via came “by way of” merging our previous collections “Olde California” and “Antico Portuguese” into a more authentic Latin inspired line.
From inception our aim was to create: warm and inviting meeting spaces, outdoor lounging areas, and contemporary designs that pay homage to retro craftsmanship. True to that vision Via is an authentically hand crafted terracotta line with many pieces being made just across the California border in Tecate Mexico, and our hand painted designs being made by true artisans in Los Angeles. We like to think Via is the “road that has shaped one’s life” and this is certainly true as this line imparts a sentimental feeling of family gatherings and reminiscent fireside conversations.
Chapter 4 Via features several characteristics attributed to handcrafted terracotta tile. We designed each color to have an authentic hand made look. Each field color is applied by hand with a brush and then hand rubbed with a varnish coating for a true to life patina.
Most stunning of all, Via offers a wide variety of hand painted decorative elements. Each design is masterfully and meticulously applied by hand in Los Angeles. Available in a 3” x 3” or 5” x 5” pattern, there are 9 designs in 3 authentic color-ways. As with all Jeffrey Court Chapters, Via includes coordinating terracotta trim pieces: dome, crown, base, beak, and quarter round.