Egyptian Inspired Tiles

It’s Egyptomania

Weird and wonderful tiles are the lifeblood of Tile Addict and everytime we come across a new wacky design we simply have to share it. Sometimes we bundle them together into our Curiosities series, and sometimes they get a post all to themselves, like today. Designed by French artist Louis Barthélemy for Balineum Tiles, Egyptomania is a collection of handpainted ceramic tiles created to present … Continue reading It’s Egyptomania

Gerstley Super House

A new place for tile

Last year a fabulous exhibition stretched the possibility of tile far outside of it’s comfort zone. Philadelphia-based artist Sean Gerstley‘s solo show Tile Block presented a patchwork of ceramic creations designed for the home. Skirting the boundaries of what it means to be tile, some of Gerstley’s furniture pieces are very much not tile, especially the hand-pinched lighting structures, whilst others blend tile with 3D … Continue reading A new place for tile

Sudan Mosaic

The man who wants to mosaic Sudan

Hoping to spread the joyful art of mosaics throughout Sudan is artist and teacher Abou Bakr al-Sherif. Despite being an ancient artform, mosaics haven’t been popular throughout Sudan. This lack of popularity makes sourcing glass tesserae difficult and expensive, so instead Sherif uses what is available (usually ceramics) to create his artworks. To ignite national interest in mosaics, he is decorating public spaces with portraits … Continue reading The man who wants to mosaic Sudan

Laura Carlin

Carlin x The New Craftsmen

Founded in 2012, The New Craftsmen has been sharing the work of artisans from the British Isles for the past 10 years. Unique glassworks, furniture pieces, textiles, and ceramics all feature, along with some fabulous pieces from ceramicist and illustrator Laura Carlin. Carlin’s artistic, handpainted tiles are decorated with stylised animals, Roman bath scenes, playing cards, and various depictions of London life. The London life … Continue reading Carlin x The New Craftsmen

gloria target ceramics

FuoriFormato Females

Target Ceramics‘ large format FuoriFormato collections offer design concepts like no other. Its catalogue of creative surface solutions covers a wonderfully wide breadth of inspirations, finishes, and attitudes with advanced digital production processes forming detailed artworks and striking designs. Many of the collection names celebrate and take inspiration from iconic films and female figures such as Bridget Jones, Mary Poppins, and Mulan with designs featuring … Continue reading FuoriFormato Females

studio voltaire

Voltaire’s Vibrant Lavatories

On Friday Clapham-based not-for-profit arts organisation Studio Voltaire reopened with a fresh face. Revitalising this important space by creating 42% more artist studios, a kitchen, a workshop, and two residency studios, this project has gone well beyond improving the look and utility of Studio Voltaire. Continue reading Voltaire’s Vibrant Lavatories

Amoeba Tiles

Spending hours and hours on Instagram, trawling through countless designs, interiors, and artworks, it’s always a welcome sight to find something truly weird and wonderful. And that’s exactly what we stumbled across with the work of Angela Evans. Although much of her tile art leans towards 3D fruits and vegetables, perfect for kitchen decor, there is one collection in particular that couldn’t help but tickle … Continue reading Amoeba Tiles

Curious Covid Creations

These curious commemorative Covid Relief Tiles from New York Tilemakers may seem a strange response to the pandemic, but despite their likeness to the virus they are actually quite lovely. Made of glazed earthenware, and using the same process the Tile Makers use for their other tiles, two forms of these Covid-inspired creations are offered – the tiles (8″ to 9” in diameter) and the … Continue reading Curious Covid Creations

Ramona Paloma Tile Studio

A studio born of friendship, Ramona Paloma crafts delight and whimsy fresh from clay. Despite having lived virtually parallel lives for many years, it wasn’t until 1998 when studio founders Tracy and Soozee first met and bonded over a shared love of art. Beginning with jewellery, a surprising forray into tiled pet-feeding-tables for a charity auction led them towards the welcoming, charming arms of ceramics. … Continue reading Ramona Paloma Tile Studio

Five artists taking tile to another level

Throughout our years of Tile Addiction, we’ve been lucky enough to see the many ways that the creatives of the world have used tile to produce the most fantastic creations. Many have a cultural root in places where tile has always been of the utmost importance, such as Portugal and Italy, and many have found ways to make un-loved and wasted tiles beautiful again. Each … Continue reading Five artists taking tile to another level

Reclaimed Radical Representation

Nothing says Tile Addict like the tag like “The Revolution will be Ceramicised”, and one of Britain’s most notable Tile Addicts is none other than Carrie Reichardt. The outspoken, political, art-fuelled activist is a tremendous asset to the tiling community as we have previously demonstrated with our article on the meaningful mosaics of The Treatment Rooms – which was in fact Tile Addict’s first article … Continue reading Reclaimed Radical Representation

Looking upon a Lithuanian loo

Walking into a bathroom to find numerous windows looking in isn’t many people’s idea of a good time, but it’s certainly an innovative way to reinvogorate a drab interior. Lithuanian design studio Gyva Grafika are used to putting their creative minds to good use, decorating building exteriors with eyecatching artworks, and providing interiors and objects with unique designs. Continue reading Looking upon a Lithuanian loo

Portuguese Portraits

Lisbon based design studio, Pedrita, has been active in the arts since 2005. Founded by Rita João and Pedro Ferreira, Pedrita’s team is brought together according to the needs of each unique project. Their multidisciplinery approach sees the exploration of a large variety of materials throughout their works. Continue reading Portuguese Portraits