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.
We believe that paying attention and being mindful of business practices is what the world needs now. We thank you for your support.
Tiles For Tails
We are delighted to be able to share with you our love for four legged friends through our Tiles For Tails program. Every cat tile sold donates $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.
As the old saying goes, "Without history, there would be no future." At Whistling Frog Tile Company, 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 beautiful tile designs depicting historical locations, native species and traditional sculpting styles. Each historical tile is thoughtfully and beautifully crafted by us to include elements vital to preserving it's past and to celebrate it's relevance in our culture.
Tile restoration projects include the historic Spanish Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts, storefront Art Deco tile restoration in Eastern Market, and the Albert Khan designed Franklin Hills Country Club.
We are available for commission projects and would enjoy speaking with you.