Welcome to the ERF Tiles website. We are Eric and Rose Franco and we have a small but growing home based studio. We make hand glazed tiles and murals set in vintage style wrought iron frames. Our tiles are hand decorated with the Cuerda Seca method of a wax outline, then glazes are carefully hand applied with syringes giving an almost irresistibly touchable surface, separating vivid colors.Our love for making handmade tiles grew from our passion of collecting vintage California pottery and tile, we are blessed to be living in San Diego the birth place of early California art and Spanish Revival architecture.
ERF Tiles is currently reproducing vintage tiles that were originally made by companies such as, Taylor, Catalina Island, D&M, and San Jose Potteries. We also create our own original, as well as custom designed tiles. We take the additional step of setting our tiles in ready to hang wrought iron frames that were popular in the 1920's and 30's as well as our own custom designed frames which are all suitable for interior and exterior use.