Artist and Tile Artists from one of the oldest ceramic tile studios in the
world. Unique hand painted ceramic tile murals and decorative tiles from the original
Balian-Armenian Ceramics of Jerusalem.
My mother Marie Balian has contributed hugely to the artistic character of the Balian Armenian Ceramics of Jerusalem. A graduate of the Beux Art institute of Lyon, France . Her unique talent and free style of ceramic tile decoration has been written about in many publications . She has also been involved with the Armenian Ceramics of Jerusalem in various exhibitions throughout the world, including The Smithsonian Museum .Washington, D.C.
Graduate of Ohio University Athens Ohio and Hocking College, Nelsonville Ohio in both Mechanical and Ceramic Engineering. Have tried to be second to none in terms of artistic and technical fields of ceramic design. Too busy now days to concentrate only on the artistic aspect of pottery and tile production. Humbly consider myself a tile artist and innovator of new technologies such as digital tile reproduction.
Dreams: A small tile studio by the seaside painting tiles and writing books about pottery.
Present projects : Apart from lots of custom tile projects writing a book funded by the United Nations about the unique heritage and tradition of the Balian Tiles.
Motto in Life: Treat others as you would like them to treat you. Try to enjoy every single minute of this very short life of ours.
Dislikes: Nationalism & Patriotism .People who think they or their country are superior to others.