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This panel, 20 feet wide, was created for a client in England. It consisted of 15 groups of Birds of Paradise.
The Arms of Eaton College on the boathouse at Dorney Lake, scene of the London Olympics rowing races. The panel is a metre high and made of high-fired ceramic. The smaller shields are placed above each of the individual boat houses.
One panel of 10 depicting the Aesop's fables done for a client in America. Each panel is 8" x 12" (20 x 30 cm)
A fanciful balloon painted for a London client.
Greek Figures painted on our Fresco tiles. The individual images are listed in the Single Tile catalogue.
Here a client from Bermuda wanted tiles above her range to look like a framed painting. We used specially cut tiles to achieve this effect.
Game birds are a popular subject. We have done many over the years.
Detail from the Fireplace panel below, left
We are often commissioned to create tiles for fireplaces. The one on the left was done for an American client with native American birds. Below is a fireplace using designs based on 17th C tiles depicting battleships we made for Kings College, Cambridge. This also was for an American client.
This spectacular panel depicts Sinbad the Sailor. The style is based on William de Morgan, a famous English tile maker and designer of the 19th C.
"The Lady of Shalott" by Waterhouse which can be seen in Tate Britain. Here recreated on tiles!
This panel depicting Neptune was commissioned for the Grand Hotel, Brighton, along with other similar panels.
One of several tile panels mounted on a plain painted wall. A special ceramic border was created to go with the panels.
A traditional Delft Bouquet and Vase panel painted for a client in Knightsbridge, London.
A small panel painted on our Fresco tiles after the Roman original.
The Palm Court design. Originally for a client in New York.
Palm Court in reds
On the left there is a pink variation of the Ladies & Gentlemen usually in blue.
Increasingly popular is the use of a random mix of styles, glazes, painting colour, imagery and corner ornaments and background colour to create the feeling of a collection of old tiles, an approach that has always appealed to us.
A panel based on some stone carving from the island of Torcello in Venice.
Designs like this 16th C Portuguese tile panel can be easily adapted in both dimensions and colour.
This is based on an 18th C Dutch tile panel and was painted for a client a few years ago.
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