Tile & Pottery

Silver Canyon Tile

Handmade on Santa Catalina Island. Tiles produced by Silver Canyon Pottery now cover much of Avalon and decorate many private homes both locally and throughout the Southern California area.

Chelsea Arts

Inspired by the iconic Mermaid in the Avalon Casino and available exclusively at the Catalina Island Museum. 

RTK Studios

Made by Richard Thomas and Mary Keit in their stone cottage studio in Ojai, CA. Richard earned his mark in Catalina History by working side by side with John G. Beckman on the extensive project bringing the Avalon Mermaid to life in tile, which was completed in 1986. You can also see their beautiful murals along the promenade to the Casino. 

Eric & Rose Franco

Eric and Rose Franco use the intricate Cuerda Seca method with wax to replicate historic murals and tile pieces. 


Books about the history of Catalina Pottery, and tools for collect Catalina and Reproduction Pottery.

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