Our Community, Our World
Here at Whistling Frog, we care about our environment and community, understanding that each person, and especially each business, plays a vital role in making sure it is protected and cared for. From preserving history and sustainability to helping our local shelter cats, Parkinson's detecting dogs, and the pristine Great Lakes and nature sanctuaries, each tile we make goes to supporting our small business and in making our world a better place.
We thank you for your support!
At Whistling Frog Tile Company, we understand the importance of preserving our resources. With our Earth's materials depleting, we aim to minimize our impact through the mindful practices we use in our business.
All of our clay and glazes are hand crafted by us using sustainable practices. LED lighting for the studio, water recycling, scrap clay and scrap glaze materials are captured and reprocessed.
We up-cycle packing supplies, office stationary and transport bins.
The carbon produced by commute to the studio? None. Live/Work spaces are instrumental in reducing a carbon footprint.
Additionally, we love our natural world and spread awareness and appreciation through motifs including Michigan wildflowers, endangered species, and treasured freshwater lakes. Find them featured on individual tiles and the in the landscapes of the Destination series.
We believe that paying attention and being mindful of business practices is what the world needs now. We thank you for your support.
Every category from Critters to Alphabet tiles has it's own destination for giving.
All cat tiles sold donate $1 to kitties in need at out local Catfe. The Ferndale Catfe Lounge is a wonderful organization and small business which enriches our community in many ways. From providing therapeutic benefits, education, and emotional well being to Catfe patrons, to giving our furry friends a second chance and a warm place to sleep, the Ferndale Catfe is the perfect place to relax, meet with friends, or meet your new best friend.
From the Catfe Lounge about page: Founded in 2015, the Catfé Lounge is a different take on the cat cafe concept. We don’t just partner with an animal rescue, we are a part of the Ferndale Cat Shelter – a 501c3 cat rescue. All of the cats and kittens at the shelter are available for adoption. If you’re interested in adopting a cat, the Catfé is the best place to meet and play with kitties in need of homes.
Preserving the Great Lakes is important to everyone in America. $1 from each sale of every Destination tile in the Great Lakes watershed region is donated to The Alliance for the Great Lakes.
Safe spaces for nature to thrive. These havens are used by migrating species and are important for all nature enthusiasts. All of our Botanical tiles sold donate to the Michigan Nature Associaton. Each and every tile makes a difference in the lives of the things that burble, chirp, and buzz in these spaces.
For every dog tile sold, we dontate $1 to P.A.D.'s for Parkinson's. This research group trains detection dogs. We know that our furry friends love to help. Now they're on their way to helping save lives. Click here to learn more.
For Every 4x4 & 6x6" Critter tile, we donate $1 to the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy. Little tiles matter too. They chip in thirty-three cents each time they go to a new home.
Letters, numbers and figurative tiles all designate their donations to land here, Our beautiful DIA, which features free admission to residents of the tri-county area. Thanks DIA, for enriching our lives!
We understand the importance of preserving our past for a richer tomorrow. Through our art, we are able to continue the traditions and techniques of the ceramic arts.
We create a variety of tile designs depicting historical locations, native species and traditional sculpting styles. Each historical tile is crafted by us to include elements vital to preserving it's past.
Tile restoration projects include the historic Spanish Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts, storefront Art Deco tile restoration in Eastern Market, Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, and the Albert Khan designed Franklin Hills Country Club.
We are available for commission projects and would enjoy speaking with you.