Granby Grows Great

Experimenting with production technique is something of a specialty for Liverpool based Granby Workshop. Formed by Assemble in an attempt to rebuild the almost derelict neighbourhood of Granby, the Workshop brought together a group of creative residents to breathe life back into the area. After decades of regeneration initiatives which were utlimately doomed, in 2011 this new attempt saw ten empty houses secured in a … Continue reading Granby Grows Great

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

All Aboard!

Exeter-based manufacturer and distributor of tiles, Original Style converted a 1966 London Routemaster bus into a mobile showroom for its major Russian distributor. The iconic British symbol was used to tour cities in Russia, Ukraine and Latvia, as a providing a novel way to promote Original Style’s range of wall and floor tiles. Continue reading All Aboard!

A Two-Dimensional Mind

The cereer of tile maker Bronwyn Williams-Ellis began with 3D design, working in ceramics. She completed a BA and an MA at the Cardiff College of Art and had her first workshop in North Wales where she created huge one-off sculptures and garden ware. But, Bronwyn eventually had a kind of eureka moment when she realised that her forte lay in two-dimensional design. Continue reading A Two-Dimensional Mind