ALSIO DESIGN is a multi-faceted ceramic tile design company that offers over 30 years of experience with ceramic materials and manufacturers from all over the world. ALSIO DESIGN not only produces and distributes ceramic tile for residential and commercial markets but also specializes in creating custom designs that can be fabricated to exacting specifications for architects, designers and individual clients.
As more projects in the architecture and design fields focus on using unique and unusual materials, the demand for customized products has increased. By focusing on each client’s specific needs and expectations, ALSIO DESIGN is able to create products that combine the best of contemporary design with the rich surface and enduring quality that only ceramic materials can provide.
ALSIO DESIGN is a complete resource that assists clients in creating unique ceramic design solutions. The result is a melding of artistic expression with design excellence to create finished products of uncompromising quality.
Over the the last 30 years, Bobby Silverman has become one of the foremost contemporary artists and designers working in ceramics.
Originally trained in Japan with the Master Potter Samejima Saturo, Silverman continued his undergraduate studies at the Kansas City Art Institute and received his Master of Fine Arts from Alfred University in 1983.Since then, he has taught and directed several university programs including the #5 ranked graduate program at Louisiana State University.
He has exhibited internationally and his work is included in the collections of the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands,the Museum of Art and Design, NY, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum,Washington, DC . He is represented by Bentley Gallery, Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen,CO and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.
ALSIO DESIGN (ALumina, SIlica, OXygen; the materials that are the basis of clay) grew out of Silvermans’ artistic practice as his collaborations with architects and designers became more frequent.