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 hpoing 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

Diatom Tiles

A customer kindly sent some photographs of her lovely new bathroom – we painted the Diatom tiles for her at the beginning of the year.

Wild flower tiles

Wild Flower Tiles

We have had a couple of commissions this year for full colour wild flower tiles – I think these will be much more popular than the monochrome versions.

Wild flower tiles

Wild flower 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!)

Black and white tiles for above a cooker

This is a commission we have just finished and installed locally, near Cardigan.
All black and white handmade 5″ tiles, depicting a variety of local places of interst along with over 30 local wild flowers.

I have decided to make the wild flowers a new range and will try some out in full colour.
I have always had a thing about wild flowers!

 

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.

Victoria Fearn Gallery Exhibition

Carlo’s tiles and ceramics are currently being exhibited in the Victoria Fearn Gallery in Rhiwbina, Cardiff until the end of June, alongside Ed’s plein air Welsh landscape paintings.

Ceramics

Carlo’s ceramics

ceramics and plein air paintings

Ceramics and paintings

Victoria Fearn gallery

Victoria Fearn gallery

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.

 

Recent commissions

I have been meaning to start a blog for ages – just to update the site with commissions which I never seem to get around to putting up. So here are a few photos of stuff we have painted recently…..