Watermarks we want

We recently took a look at an awesome selection of ranges from Clé in at attempt to demonstrate how magnificently varied, and tasteful their collections are. However, there was one range in particular that was deliberately left out of the list in order for it to have an article of its own. Designed by none other than Clé founder herself, Deborah Osburn, “Watermark” has an … Continue reading Watermarks we want

Flowing Figures

Tile Addict has been following the wonderful work of Fenella Elms for some time, delighting in the unmistakable flowing figures of her ceramic designs. Currently based in the expansive countryside of the Wiltshire downs, the Fenella Elms Studio has undertaken many public and private commissions both locally and internationally. The enigmatic designs have been displayed throughout museums, private homes, within interior design magazines, and now … Continue reading Flowing Figures

Kaleidoscopic Crinson

The tile world has not been the same since innovative artist Dominic Crinson began making his mark in 1998. These days digitally printing tiles to create intricate and unimaginable designs is fairly standard practice, but 20 years ago things were rather different. In 1997 Crinson first developed his digital printing method, enabling a dramatic shift within the ceramic tile industry. His work not only made … Continue reading Kaleidoscopic Crinson

Primavera Barber & Osgerby Mutina Archiproducts awards tile

Prize for Primavera

Primavera Grigio secured a win in the Finishes category at this year’s Archiproducts Design Awards. Designed by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina, the unglazed porcelain stoneware tiles present a modern twist on the natural world. Showcasing irregularity through the use of coloured ceramic chips, the slabs each offer a unique look and varied texture. The coloured inserts are a subtle and contemporary nod to nature. … Continue reading Prize for Primavera

Hatay'da 2010 yılında bir otelin inşaat çalışması sırasında bulunan, geometrik figür çeşitliliğiyle dikkati çeken bin 200 metrekarelik tek parça taban mozaiği bu yıl içerisinde ziyaretçileriyle buluşacak. MS 6. yüzyıla ait olduğu ve "kamu alanı" olarak kullanıldığı düşünülen eserin "dünyanın en büyük tek parça taban mozaiği" olduğu değerlendiriliyor. Gün yüzüne çıkarılması için arkeologların büyük bir titizlikle çalıştığı eser, el dokuma kilimi andıran görüntüsüyle de dikkatleri çekiyor. ( Lale Köklü - Anadolu Ajansı )

Mosaic in motion

The Museum Hotel in Antakya, Turkey offers travellers and Tile Addicts alike something incredibly special. During its construction almost ten years ago the excavations revealed an awesome hidden secret – a mosaic carpet. Not just any mosaic carpet, but the largest ever found in Turkey, measuring between 9,000 and 10,000 sq ft. Although it is not in pristine condition, it offers a curious few features … Continue reading Mosaic in motion

Blackpool Butts

Although not strictly ceramics, these artworks deserve a mention in the Tile Addict Hall of Talent. With a particular message in mind, and a very unusual crafting material a large variety of mosaics have been created by this gifted retried pharmacist. Over his lifetime Negweny El Assal has collected hundreds of thousands of cigarette ends after seeing a seagull drink from a puddle polluted with … Continue reading Blackpool Butts

Infinity Blue

It’s not unusual for notable figures and events to be celebrated within the arts, with sculptures, statues, tapestries, and paintings, ensuring their legacy lives on and that their story is passed down through the ages. In a fun twist of convention a new towering sculpture has been unveiled at the Eden Project to honour an entirely unsung hero of history – cyanobacteria. Although we mostly … Continue reading Infinity Blue

Toon Town Tiler

Another vigilante tiler has come to Tile Addict’s attention, and this time they are much closer to home! Southampton has seen a burst of mosaic activity in the last few years thanks to the mind and creativity of Will Rosie. In an attempt to make his mark and brighten up his beloved city he has taken to one of the greatest art forms known to … Continue reading Toon Town Tiler

Form Fitted Fixtures

After a month of inpsiration from Cersaie, it only seems right to look to something a little different for a while. We have a few unique and incredible artists and projects to share – a whole raft of wonderful work with tiles, mosaics, and more. First up are these awesome form fitted fixtures from Portuguese artist Dalila Gonçalves. In Blankenbergue Square, Belgium, a collection of … Continue reading Form Fitted Fixtures

Cle Tiles design Eskayel - Akimbo

Captivating Clé Collections

The founder of Clé Tile, Deborah Osburn, is a kindred spirit. After starting her blog ‘Tile Envy’ in 2009 with the aim to broaden the public’s perception of tile, she eventually launched an online tile shop in 2012. After garnering a following on her blog of those interested in unique decorative tiles, her online store quickly became a hit. Clé has since become known for … Continue reading Captivating Clé Collections

Zhanna Kadyrova ceramic tile artist exhibition

Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova is re-purposing tiles in a way you have to see to believe. It started with second-hand tiles found in São Paulo in 2014 but she has since made use of tiles from Soviet-era buildings in her native Ukraine, decorated a mannequin with materials from Chernobyl, and most recently has used tiles from an old Venetian hotel to craft her masterpieces. But … Continue reading Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Jean Michel Othoniel installation "Îles Singulières" exhibition

Sculptures des Îles Singulières

In an exhibition started earlier this month, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel presents a mysterious set of sculptures. With his signature style and preference for materials that have more than one character, materials that reflect or reverse, these pieces are ambiguous and enticing. Othoniel’s artworks for the “Îles Singulières” exhibition at chateau la coste Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade (France) are comprised of watery blue and brushed metal-look silver … Continue reading Sculptures des Îles Singulières