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Inspiring tiles

When choosing finishes for your home, surely they should have a beauty in their own right. If materials have an intrinsic appeal, special meaning or provenance then they are likely to stand the test of time…not to mention adding a special quality to your home.

I love the handmade qualities of tiles by Fired Earth, particularly the rustic simplicity of the plain handmade brick tiles below.

I also adore these Moorish tiles  below. The contrast of the traditional tiles used in a classic contemporary way is super stylish….

Pictures; Fired Earth

Making my own

Inspired, I thought I would have a go at making  my own handmade nature inspired tiles.

So this is my first stab. The clay was pugged and rolled carefully to avoid warping in the kiln. The  tiles were then cut by hand, imprinted with leaves and the impression filled with a mixture of oxides. They were biscuit fired then glazed and are due to be fired again.

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