Sorry about the shaky camera work!
We had a great time at the 100% Design show in Olympia, London.
Looking forward to some interesting commissions.
WE are slowly getting back to normal after a great time at Handmade at Kew, held in Kew Gardens in London. Lots of sales and plenty of interest, so we are hoping to get some Chinoiserie commissions from it. Our dearest wish is to be able to tile a whole room one day! The next show we are doing is Made By Hand in Cardiff City Hall 2 – 4th November 2018.
Another Chinoiserie tile panel for a shower – this time in Oxfordshire.
These are our favourite tiles to paint. When we exhibit at Kew in early October we will be showing only Chinoiserie tiles.
This is a set of handmade 5″ Delft Animal tiles painted in Apple and Juniper green for a customer in Canada.
This is a set of tiles sent to Australia for a kitchen refurb.
The range was developed years ago for Waitrose upermarkets for their cafés. We took the range off the website a couple of years ago, but now I am revamping it, and it will go back up soon.
Some star tiles for behind the sink:
We have three new ranges for 2018: Galleons, Wildflowers and Delft Birds & Bees.
We also have two completely revamped ranges: Delft Animals and Diatoms.
It feels good to see new and improved ranges going on the website – I feel we are still getting better after 30 years in business (this March!)
I had a wonderful time at Made By Hand in Cardiff over the weekend. Plenty of sales and a marvellous array of beautiful crafts on display.
Here are a few pictures of our stand.
A recent commission for an open stairwell in a new-build house in London.
A Chinoiserie tile panel with magnolia, birds and butterflies.
A recent commission for a kitchen – all on handmade 5″ tiles.
I like the cheerful colours they selected – a totally different look for our Medieval Animal tiles.
I had a thoroughly good time in Cardiff last weekend, and was very happy with our sales.
Here are a few of the things we took:
I am exhibiting at the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch, London this week – opening evening Thursday 22nd September 6 – 8.30pm (opening evening), then Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th September 10am – 5pm.
It is free entry – an exhibition of 55 potters in a lovely museum.
Here are a few things I will be taking
We have just had a great time at The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon.
Mixed weather, but a good turn out, and we met lots of lovely people.
I have been painting a lot of fishy tiles and dishes for galleries – most of these are for the brand new Glass By Design in Penarth near Cardiff.
The last picture is of lots of fish tiles destined for Custom House in Cardigan.
Some bird tiles destined for Greece – it was fun painting the Hoopoe, Bee-Eaters and Golden Oriole, so I have added them to the range.
Some British Garden Bird tiles commissioned in black and white for a change.