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. Continue reading Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Optimism in the Tile Market

A new report on the UK Tiles Market from MTW Research has found that despite short term ‘Brexit Jitters’, sales of ceramic tiles are set for a £60 million boost in the next few years. The 180 page report found that while there has been a slowdown in recent months, longer term prospects are positive as tile suppliers continue to focus on adding value to … Continue reading Optimism in the Tile Market

Welcome To The World Of Tiles

Diary of a Tile Addict is intended to introduce tile enthusiasts to developments in tile design, significant architectural projects that use tiles creatively, technological developments that are driving the tile industry forward, news on tile exhibitions around the world as they happen, and also as a way to meet the many talented and inspiring individuals who together make the ceramic tile sector so creatively diverse, technically advanced and intellectually fascinating. Continue reading Welcome To The World Of Tiles