After a decade of experience in Architecture and Interior design, Piera Dencker-Rasmussen de Mascoli founded Two & ½ Dimensions: a studio for authentic handmade artisan ceramic tiles. The business prides itself on providing entirely handmade tiling and ceramics. After a ceramics residency in a Sicilian tile making workshop, Piera saw that most tiles are machine cut and stencilled, and was keen to revive the art of hand making tiles: from the moment they are rolled out to the final glazing. Preserving craftsmanship is one of the main goals of the studio, and by merging her Danish and Italian heritage she believes she has found a way of keeping this artisan profession alive through modern design.
All products are locally and ethically sourced: our clay comes from Staffordshire, saving on road miles and therefore emissions.Piera Rasmussen Mascoli, Founder
Our glazes are non-toxic for the environment and all living beings. All of our clay is recycled and rehydrated within the studio until used up: ceramics is generally a very low impact craft.
This laborious tradition is dying out with most handmade tiles being mass produced and then hand painted: in the studio all tiles are hand cut, making each one individually unique. By rejecting the idea of the perfectly made, one size fits all design, we aim to create accessible craftsmanship. The studio is committed to keeping this artisan process alive by infusing it with a modern Scandinavian aesthetic. These Two and a Half dimensional tiles, that sit between 2D and 3D are the studios original designs and are the only designs produced of its kind.
Our tiles can be used in bathrooms and kitchens as splashbacks, but they are also beautiful pieces of collectible design that can be used as the focal art piece in a living space.