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A study of Batchelder

I picked up this insightful book on Batchelder from the Pasadena Museum of History that surveys the life and work of Ernest A. Batchelder. One of the early artist working in ceramics in southern California at the beginning of the last century his work goes hand and hand with California bungalows and the arts and crafts movement.

Today, Batchelder tiles can be found in homes, public buildings, and gardens around the country. A large number of pieces are in private residences in California. The museum has created a registry where the general public can submit photos of tile and ceramic pieces not on public display. Museum experts will help determine if the piece is, in fact, a Batchelder and would ultimately like to create a database of these works. More info can be found below:

Batchelder Tile Registry

I happened upon a few tiles myself as I was rummaging for treasures at a recent estate sale. I looked up and saw these intricate peacock tiles surrounding the fireplace. Living architectural history right here in Pasadena!

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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