Etruscan design by Mario Montanari

Maestro Montanari

Although I have been writing about ceramic tiles for decades, and have visited Cersaie every year for over a quarter of a century, I still get a flush of excitement at the thought of this year’s show. I guess I really am a Tile Addict! So, in just four weeks, Hanna and I will pack our bags and head off to Bologna … full of … Continue reading Maestro Montanari

Maastricht Mosaic

In 2017, working alongside ceramic designer Sándor Sinko, the inhabitants of central Maastricht embarked on a truly local project to cover the grey environment around Radium with colourful mosaics. The project aimed to bring people of all ages, races and religions together in a shared goal. Participants were able create their own small piece of work to be incorporated into the permanent flowing mosaic artwork … Continue reading Maastricht Mosaic

Metallic Fusion

In Fiandre Architectural Surfaces’ new Magneto collection materials from the past are combined, and delivered with excellent technical performance, plus extraordinary tactile and visual effects. It is a contemporary take on cement, in which the basic material is contaminated with metallic and oxidation effects to alter its appearance and create an alluring balance of materials and colours. Continue reading Metallic Fusion