New Tiled Extension to London House
A great way to bring colour to an exterior
We are always pleased to have the chance to explore the possibilities for using our Stoneware tiles creatively, so we were thrilled to have another invitation from the architectural firm Archmongers to provide the tiles to cover the outside of the extension of their client's property in Walthemstow.
The client chose a deep blue glazed tile 200x100mm together with finishing corner and edging pieces in a variety of sizes. The tiles are made completely by hand in our Cotswolds pottery and are fully frost proof and tested to BS standards so will look beautiful for years to come!
If you would like to commission a special piece please contact us.
See more of our Glazed Stoneware Tile range and our Tiled House project.
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The entire face of the Edward Everard print works in Broad Street is made of ceramic tiles, pillars, bricks and columns. In1900 printer Edward Everard wanted to expand his existing premises, so he
decided to build a modern printing works in the city centre, which would
be a monument to the history of printing. It was designed by Henry Williams, a Bristol architect, and the front facade was designed and made by the 19th century sculptor W.J. Neatby.
Neatby was was in charge of the department of architectural
ceramics at Doultons and developed a type of ceramic that was coined Carrara Ware because of its resemblance to the marble from Carrara, Italy. The design was influenced by Everard and depicted the printers Gutenberg, the father of printing, and William Morris,
the leading figure of the craftwork revival.
The reproduction of the missing tiles was a challenge to us, as to get an exact match to the existing tiles was seemingly impossible. Although we did not use exactly the same techniques as Neatby used, we were able to produce equivalent tiles that matched the originals extremely well. Many hours of research and trial and error have gone into making the replacement pieces. The following gallery hopefully will give a taste of how we did it!