Sligo Creek Tile Co.

Sligo Creek Tile Co.

What's New

This section will allow us to post news about Sligo Creek, our tiles, and our schedule of events. Please check back for updates. Thank you for your interest and support.

June, 2017


A lot has happened in a year, and of course we are behind in notifying you of new designs.  A few which might be of interest are Pretty Girl 1 and Pretty Girl 2, that we are pretty proud of, and that Lila agrees are very pretty.  Also Sophie & Her Bowl, that shows our beloved Sophie in a characteristic pose.  What eyes!  We also have two new Slovenly Peter tiles that people have been asking us to make for years:  The Hunter And The Hare and The Hare Hunts The Hunter .  Have fun!

On a more serious note, you may have been following the recent Supreme Court ruling that holds internet retailers (which we are, just barely) responsible for paying sales taxes in every customer jurisdiction where their products eventually wind up.  Please note here that there are nearly 10,000 separate taxing jurisdictions in the United States.  Previously, we here at Sligo Creek have been required by law to pay sales tax only in our home state of Maryland and in Pennsylvania, where our show schedule qualifies us as having a physical presence.  And apparently asking that our customers pay their appropriate sales tax on internet purchases in their annual state filings, as we are required to do here in Maryland, will not be be sufficient.  State Comptrollers recognize no Honor System.  Things are in chaos following this ruling, but from here it appears that until some guidance comes out for us, the smallest portion of the internet foodchain, we're going to have to say that unless you live in Maryland or Pennsylvania, we're just going to have to do our best to meet your needs, but we're making no promises.  The court decision is being hailed as a victory for main street brick-and-mortar stores, but as a former board member of our business association, a committee head of our Main Street program and an artisan that is always looking for brick-and-mortar retailers that will represent our work, this hurts a lot.  So we're glad for the winners, but in a zero-sum universe, it looks like someone always has to take the hit.  I didn't want to be a political blogger - I'd rather make kitty tiles.  But there it is.  And as always, we thank you for your continued patronage and support.

May, 2017

We are sorry to tell our friends that Sophie has died.  Her fierce little soul left us on May 2.  She was our companion for 15 years.  

                 For the Cherub Cat is a term of the Angel Tiger.

                                                          -Christopher Smart