Handmade at Kew

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.

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peacock head

Chinoiserie tiles

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.

Peacock tile panel

Chinoiserie Peacock tile panel

Green Delft Animal Tiles

This is a set of handmade 5″ Delft Animal tiles painted in Apple and Juniper green for a customer in Canada.

twelve Delft animal tiles

twelve Delft animal tiles

Thirty Delft Animal Tiles

Thirty Delft Animal Tiles

Coffee and Tea tiles

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.

Coffee and tea panel

Coffee and tea panel

Some star tiles for behind the sink:

Star tiles

New and updated ranges for 2018

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!)

Made By Hand, Cardiff

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.

Chinoiserie tiles

A recent commission for an open stairwell in a new-build house in London.

A Chinoiserie tile panel with magnolia, birds and butterflies.

 

Ceramics in the city

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

Lots of fish tiles

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.

Colour Bird tiles

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.

Garden bird tiles

Garden bird tiles