Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lisbon – a fly-posted paper ‘graffiti’ tile

I found this on a wall in the Bairro Alto and couldn’t resist pealing it off. A tile as a means for graffiti is a new one for me. Lisbon has a thriving street art culture as one might expect … Continue reading

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Lisbon – Nineteenth Century Façade Tiles

Following on from the previous post on 16th century arista tiles and potter Cristina Pina, these are a selection of tiles from the fronts of nineteenth century shops and apartment buildings in Bairro Alto, Baixa, Chiado and Alfama. Most of … Continue reading

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Lisbon – 16th Century Arista Tiles and How to Make Them

In Lisbon with students this week. Lots of ceramics but the tiles are the most obvious. These 16th century tiles are in the Museu Nacional do Azulejo. The majority are the arista type where a moulded raised line separates pools of … Continue reading

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English Country Pottery – or is it? Bristol Jugs and Pitchers

The West of England is well known for its country potteries. Most of the time we hear about the potteries of North Devon, Donyatt in Somerset and Lake’s of Truro in Cornwall. Below are some examples of pots from the … Continue reading

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Chinese Contemporary Ceramics and Glass in Bristol

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: new china from China Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Contemporary Chinese art is relatively unfamiliar and this is one of the first opportunities to see fresh current work in Bristol. This show, touring from The Wilson … Continue reading

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