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Paintings can go hang. Handmade tiles from the London studio of ceramic artists Nita Rege and Bessie Turner bridge the gap between fine art and function. Imprinted with images of everyday objects — knives and forks, faucets, martini glasses — and rendered in one of six pale glazes, the tiles can be applied in volume or in smaller numbers to add a decorative flourish.

"I'm fascinated by functionalism, but we approach each piece as an artwork," says Rege. "Some people even frame and hang them." Rege's life on the tiles began after Turner, a fellow graduate in...

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