Category Archives: Tiles

Pottery from the medieval kiln in Newport, Pembrokeshire

Building work on the Memorial Hall in Newport is beginning now and the removal of soil outside the north west corner of the building is producing large quantities of medieval pottery and kiln debris. These are some samples of the … Continue reading

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20th Century Tile Murals in Lisbon. Part 2 Eduardo Nery

My visit to the Avenida Infanta Santo in Lisbon was to see the four large tiles murals installed there in 1959 as part of a large public housing project (see the previous post). I had been lured there by a … Continue reading

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20th Century Tile Murals in Lisbon – Part 1

A few years ago someone gave me a book called The Art of Azuleyo in Portugal (1988). It is illustrated mainly in black and white and not very exciting, but right at the back is a short chapter entitled Modern … Continue reading

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The Compton Pottery, kilns and William de Morgan

Over half-term we visited the Watts Gallery and Artists’ Village outside Guildford in Surrey. I met Hilary Calvert who has written a book on the pottery at Compton at a Northern Ceramic Society conference last year . This was an art pottery set … Continue reading

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Belfast – Transport House tiled mural 

Transport House in High Street, Belfast is the former Northern Ireland headquarters of the Transport and General Workers Union. Built in 1959 and designed by architect J J Brennan it is clad in soft green ceramic tiles with a large … Continue reading

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Bill Newland, Margaret Hine and Sam Haile at the Ken Stradling Collection

‘Of Brush and Clay – Painter Potters of the mid 20th Century’ The current exhibition at the Ken Stradling Collection, 48 Park Row, Bristol. On until 9 December. An exhibition of ceramics by Bill Newland, Margaret Hine and Nicholas Vergette … 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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