Smoke & Fire’s Fused Glass

We aren’t secret about our love for Smoke and Fire Tiles having written two articles on their many ranges and including them in both our Five Favourite Companies list and our first compilation of Companies to keep an eye on. But we aren’t finished yet as today we’ve got another of their wonderful creations to share. Complementing the many manificent tiles that utilise unusual glazes … Continue reading Smoke & Fire’s Fused Glass

Big and Small Mosaics

We’re always in the market for discovering artists that are also tile enthusiasts, and a little look at the ‘Art and Artists‘ section of ‘Weird & Wonderful‘ in the menu above will take you to a huge list of incredible creatives. Today we are adding to that list, sharing the work of Liverpudlian David O’Brien, a mosaic artist now based in Lancashire. Over 25 years … Continue reading Big and Small Mosaics

Granby workshop new terrazzo tile brick & slate

Granby’s Brick & Slate

Granby, previously covered by Tile Addict here, have continued their tireless work in ceramics, creating extraordinary tile designs. The newest addition to their range more or less takes the form of their original Granby Rock, a terrazzo-like material created utilising waste bricks, slate, and other similar items sourced from skips. Their Brick & Slate terrazzo similarly replaces the usual marble chip with recycled local by-products. Continue reading Granby’s Brick & Slate

Unglazed façade prototype

Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics

British and international ceramicists have created a series of ceramic ceilings and walls that show different vernacular languages, reflecting local heritage and identity and ECALab is hosting a talk to flag up the upcoming RIBA North exhibition, Cerámica, on traditional ceramic techniques and digital engineering processes have been used to produce sustainable architectural elements. Coinciding with this year’s Tate Exchange theme of production, shaped by artist Clare Twomey, this discussion will focus on craft, technology, material use and sustainability. Continue reading Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics

London in the 16th Century, 1972, by Philippa Threlfall and Kennedy Collings.

Curating Fragments Of History

The principal characteristic of Philippa Threlfall and Kennedy Collings’s work is that it is sympathetic to the specific site, providing local interest with a sense of place and relevance. This usually meant site visits and painstaking research. The couple’s shared interest in history also influenced their approach to design. Continue reading Curating Fragments Of History