Summer Celeste Porcelain Art Studio

Summer Celeste Porcelain Art Studio

Tucson, AZ

21 years in service

1 employee

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“Tile and Acrylic Wall Murals custom original paintings for decorating your home.”

About Summer Celeste Porcelain Art Studio

We offer custom painted tile for your home or business, as well as backsplash, bath, around a fireplace, patio walls, table tops, and more. We also do custom porcelain sink painting, all done prior to installation.

Tiles are kiln-fired for permanency, easy to wash, and there is no chipping or peeling of paint. I can paint anything, from insects to elephants and from portraits to abstracts. It can be shipped anywhere that's able to receive mail.

If you would like a beautiful wall mural, inside or out, of any subject, I paint with acrylics on site as well. I have a full gallery of all the medias I work with on line for you to view in addition to the pictures here at Summer Celeste Porcelain Art.

Porcelain, china painting, and acrylic painting classes and seminars are available for adults and children 9 years old and up.

Watercolor and original acrylic paintings are available, framed or unframed.


Tucson, AZ 85711


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  • 5/5 stars December 12, 2012

    Supurb award winning porcelain painter with an extensive background of study and experience! Has other media experience also. Custom work, seminars, art shows, and classes. Seminars offer written instructions, photos, line drawings, and example(s) of finished piece. Uses photographed subject matter as reference point; classes may also utilize line drawings. Uses quality supplies. Limited space. Some family distractions during class.

  • 5/5 stars December 11, 2012

    summer painted a eagle on the fairing of my motorcycle. it was simply outstanding. everyone that has ever seen it can't believe the detail and quality of the painting. and when the find out it was by hand it makes it that much more remarkable.i also have a indian on a tile that makes any wall i hang him on the best wall in the house. thanks so much summer.

    Summer C. from Summer Celeste Porcelain Art Studio replied to this review on December 13, 2012:

    Awe, gosh, I'm blushing, and thank you! It was a pleasure to paint for you my friend.

  • 5/5 stars December 11, 2012

    Summer did a "China" painting of my Classic Harley Davidson on a large white tile. Done from a photo I provided. Outstanding quality , realistic look work. 1st time she painted "chrome" came out beautiful. Would recommend her to anyone.

    Summer C. from Summer Celeste Porcelain Art Studio replied to this review on December 11, 2012:

    Thank you for your recommendation and review, All the Best for you!

  • 5/5 stars December 11, 2012

    I always wanted to paint, but never knew where to start. Then I went to Summer for classes. Her approach was easey to understand and just as easey to execute......I was painting in no tim. The classes were fun and I far exceeded my goals. Thank you Summer, I look forward to future classes!

  • 5/5 stars December 11, 2012

    Summer painted a plate for my in-law's 60th anniversary. She helped me incorporate my design ideas into a beautiful plate!

  • 5/5 stars December 11, 2012

    Summer is an exemplary teacher & artist. Her fine technique & eye for detail on her porcelain artwork makes me more aware of nature and if course the finer details of my surroundings! I will continue to take her classes.

  • 5/5 stars December 10, 2012

    Summer Celeste is a master artist, very creative. Her zest for life comes through in her artwork.

Question and answer

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Porcelain paintings can be done on porcelain, or commercial tile found at any tile store. Each painting has several layers of paint which are fired after each time you paint a layer which creates a beautiful depth to the scene, animal, fruit or flower. The original factory glazes can sometimes change color during the firing process, so test fires are done prior to eliminate surprises.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. When choosing field tile for a kitchen or bath that you intend having a mural, or single painted tiles added in, a light base color is best. Otherwise, I paint on a tile that is inserted into the field of tile chosen. All cuts, around cabinets and electrical outlets are cut prior to the tile being painted.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. Prices vary per painting depending upon the size, and complexity of the request. The tile surface may also require special attention. Renderings, or sketches of the proposed painting are often requested which require a non-refundable deposit.

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