Variation in shade, color, texture and size are inherent characteristics of these handcrafted ceramic tiles. Euphoria glaze formulations and kiln firing techniques are an evolution of the traditional Raku process, a type of Japanese pottery. The result is a uniquely beautiful tile where no two pieces are exactly alike. As such, the tiles finally purchased will vary from both the catalog illustrations and samples. An experienced craftsperson should lay out tiles prior to setting to allow for blending of the color range.