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A selection of some of the many interesting projects we are currently engaged in or have been involved with over the last few years.

A selection of some of the signs recently completed for Hampton Court Palace


hampton court

hampton court

hampton court

Hampton CourtWe are currently engaged in a collaborative project with Historic Royal Palaces to produce 19 information stands, capable of lasting at least 20 years, for Hampton Court Palace.  Working with designs supplied to us, we have produced large ceramic tiles which are fixed to specially designed iron work stands made by the Ridgeway Forge, Sheffield. All are now in place.

A collaboration with artist, Robert Dawson

Robert Dawson is known for his original take on traditional images and patterns in ceramics.  He designed a wall of white tiles, 15 tiles by 16, including 12 panels of a willow pattern plate, each a fragment having a slightly different perspective.  We took the original photographic images of the prints supplied to us and blew them up to full size. These images were then painted onto our 6 inch tile in the traditional manner, following every detail as exactly as possible.  These tiles were then scanned and reproduced.  We still have the original panels, 6 of which are seen below.

tile panel willow pattern

willow pattern

willow pattrn
willow pattern
willow pattern
willow pattern
willow pattern

A project with Yinka Shonabare MBE:

william morris yinka shonibare
ceramic tiles
Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE
Title: William Morris Family Album I
Date: 2015
Dimensions: 80 x 142.59 cm

Medium: Digital Chromogenic printed mounted on aluminium
Photographer credit, image courtesy: Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Commissioned by William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest, supported by Arts Council England / National Lottery, 2015
We were asked to supply the tiles for this interesting art work.  Working from the original photograph of William Morris and family in which can be seen (very faintly) some tiles on the bench on which they are posing, we set about reproducing them as accurately as possible from the very little information discernable in the photograph.

Art Glazes:

glazed tilesAn especially commissioned collection of ART GLAZES make a lively and vibrant kitchen backsplash.  These are on 10 cm tiles.

Restoration work for a fireplace:

delft tiles

This fireplace in the library of the Abbey School, Reading, had original Delft tiles on either side but the area at the back had some not very attractive blue tiles, a later addition.  We replaced these with new tiles done in the same style as the original.

Venezia Design in a contemporary home in London

pattern tiles installation

tile panel veneziaVENEZIA FRESCO, LARGE SCALE. This popular design has been enlarged to cover an area of 30 x 30 cm2 or 1 square foot, each tile being 15.2 x 15.2 cm.  In this case the same design has been used on the walls and floors. They were made for a bathroom in a very contemporary new build in Battersea, the bathroom dimensions having been specified to fit our tiles.  Any of our patterned designs can be enlarged in the same way, and can be in a fresco finish or glaze.  Please enquire.
ceramic tiles palm courtThe Palm Court design is quite striking in 'fresco' finish in black and grey

"Downton Abbey" fireplace

fireplace tilesThese Manganese on cream tiles were chosen for a room in Highclere Castle--the "Downton Abbey" of the TV series.
map tile panelA recently completed panel based on an old map of Dorset.  We were supplied with a high resolution image of the original and created this panel to go above a range.

glastonbury TorA panel depicting Glastonbury Tor in Somerset.

cockeral tile panelA pair of fine cockerals commissioned by a French lady.

zodiac panel

A recently completed project for a client in London. It is framed by a Half Relief border, the border design itself having been created especially for this panel.  All the elements are of personal significance, while being based on a traditional astrological illustrations.
tile panel sinbadThis panel was based on the one in our Gallery, but modified to fit the client's colour scheme and dimensions.
tile panel shipThis panel was painted for a client in Edinburgh according to very specific instructions, incorporating certain details like the head of a dog which can just be seen on the fourth tile from the right, third row up!  
indian elephantsThese images of traditional Indian elephants were used for an original fireplace theme.
pavimenti in redsOur popular Pavimenti designs in a new colour variation.
game birds and fishThese images of games birds and fish for  a client who wanted a thistle theme for the corner ornaments. 
delft bouquet and vaseThis panel was modified from the original version (see the Gallery) in order to fit behind a client's range.
tile galleryAlchemical tiles in pink rather than the conventional blue or manganese.