Inspired by traditional delft ceramic tiles, these blue and white tiles are made from fused glass, and are all individually hand-painted using kiln-fired glass paint. Please note, the blue colour used is the traditional shade of blue that is most commonly found on blue and white pottery.
Delftware pottery and ceramic tiles were originally produced in the Dutch Netherlands in the 17th and 18th centuries, and have remained in production ever since. I have always loved the spontaneity of the hand-painted originals, so decided to create my own version in glass. The effect is rather different, and less rustic, but I have tried to recreate the spontaneity and feel of the original versions by hand-painting each tile freestyle. This means that no 2 tiles will ever be identical.
After painting each design directly onto a piece of semi-opaque white glass using specialist glass paints, the painting is capped with a piece of clear glass, and then fired at high temperature in the kiln to fuse the 2 layers together, making the decoration permanent.
The tiles measure approximately 10 x 10cm and have clear non-slip silicon bumpers on the back to protect the table.
They can be used individually as coasters, as wall-tiles, or displayed hung on the wall, and are available as a set of 2. For tiling purposes, they can be supplied in larger quantities without bumpers or gift packaging, along with plain white tiles if required, at a discounted price. Please enquire for details.
Currently available in a choice of 8 motifs - the current range is inspired by the area around my studio, in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland with its traditional seaside fishing villages. PLEASE STATE WHICH MOTIFS YOU REQUIRE WHEN ORDERING, from the following choices as shown in the photographs:
Seagull on Post
Traditional Sail Boat
Please note, if a particular design is out of stock, then it can be produced to order, though this will take longer, and I will contact you to check that the delivery schedule is acceptable.
All items are securely dispatchedin their own gift packaging and outer postal box.