Glasgow Arts & Crafts

Jessie M. King Mermaid Backsplash

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. . . ~T.S. Eliot

Jessie Marion King illustration to The Little Mermaid tile backsplash

Fairy Tales and Mythic Creatures

Fairy tales and mythic creatures were not uncommon Arts and Crafts subjects. Mermaids, sirens and nymphs were also recurring Preraphaelite themes, particularly with Edward Burne-Jones and later John William Waterhouse, but mythic creatures appear throughout as a mythic backdrop to everyday life.

Fairy tales are the myths we live by. We grow up with them an they shape our values. I'll be putting this in my own guest shower.

About Jessie M. King

Jessie M. King

The Scottish movement occurred in the late 1880's and 1890's, twenty years after Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. Jessie Marion King is arguably the best known of the Glasgow Girls and the Scottish Arts and Crafts movement. Best known for her book illustrations, she took her work beyond the traditional painting and drawing expected of women of her day. Jessie also also worked in textiles, jewelry, batik, and pottery.

Jessie M. King Mermaids Specifications and Pricing

Title: Jessie M. King, Little Mermaid - Mermaids mosaic mural

Sizes: 12 x 18 inches (6 panels of 2-inch tiles), 18 x 24 inches (12 panels of 3-inch tiles), 21.25 x 34 inch (40 4.25-inch tiles, 25.5 x 34 inches (48 4.25-inch tiles)

Number of tiles: varies

Tile: Ceramic

Size: Each panel is 6 inches square, consisting of six or nine square tiles (5.08 cm)

Thickness: 3/16 inch (.5 cm)

Colors: Can be modified slightly. See How to Order Tile.

Availability: Can usually be shipped in about a week or two.

This design is based on a Jessie M. King illustration for The Little Mermaid.

William Morris Tile: Mermaid Backsplash


18 x 12 inch (6 panels of two-inch tiles): $815

24 x 18 inch (12 panels of three-inch tiles): $1790

34 x 21.25 inch (40 4.25-inch tiles): $2670

34 x 25.5 inch (48 4.25-inch tiles): $2890

Quick Orders

How to Order a Sample Tile

I can make you a sample tile for panels and backsplashes. Here's how to get a sample tile:

shopping basketOrder a panel/backsplash sample. When you've finished your checkout, you'll be redirected to a page where you can tell me the backplash or panel you are interested in and ask any questions you might have.

The shipping calculator should work for the US and Canada. If it's off, we can settle up when I ship your order. For other countries, contact me so I can send you an invoice for your sample.

Keepsake Gift Box

Alternatively, you can order a full-size individual tile on a hardwood gift box. Most have locks and keys.

shopping basketKeepsake Gift Box


You can quick order the Mermaid Backsplash in the most popular formats. Depending on where you live, you should receive your backsplash in two to three weeks. Here's how to order Mermaids:

  1. Order your Mermaids:

    34 x 21.25 Mermaid Backsplash (40 tiles) or

    34 x 25.5 Mermaid Backsplash (48 tiles)

  2. You'll be redirected to a page where you can ask questions and verify your contact information.

Shipping is an estimate for US Shipping to a street address. I'll issue a refund or send you an invoice for any difference at ship time.

If you're outside the US and Canada, I'll get a better shipping estimate before we go forward.

For other sizes, please go to How to Order Tile

More Customer Installation Photos

Mermaid backsplash installed in bath

Mermaid cloud panel over sink

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