Batchelder fireplaces are named after Ernest A. Batchelder (1876 – 1957), an American artist and educator who made Southern California his home in the early 20th century. He created art tiles and was a leader in the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
In 1909, Batchelder built a kiln at his Pasadena residence and began the business of creating hand-crafted art tiles, which soon became very popular.
The Batchelder House, built in Pasadena in the early 1900s where Ernest set up his first kiln, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
You an find Batchelder Tiles on eBay.