Deiniol Williams Ceramics

Glossop, United Kingdom | 4 Sales


Deiniol Williams Ceramics

Glossop, United Kingdom 4 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Coasters, framed tiles, and prints inspired by medieval tiles, medieval architecture and geometry


Coasters, framed tiles, and prints inspired by medieval tiles, medieval architecture and geometry

Deiniol Williams

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Deiniol Williams


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Earthenware tiles and medieval designs

Although originally working exclusively with stoneware pottery, a change in circumstances prompted a change in direction and a chance to develop a new range of work.

Having worked for a traditional oak carpentry business based up in the Peak District in the UK for a short spell, Deiniol developed a strong admiration for the skills of medieval craftsmen. They could produce works of such quality and beauty with such simple tools that Deiniol decided that he could transfer those ideas and designs across to his own practice in ceramics.

Having conducted research and visits to abbeys across the UK, he has reproduced a set of traditional medieval designs. Originally using carved woodblocks to impress the design into the red clay and then filled with a white clay slip, the results were quite stunning. However, it is a very time consuming process which meant Deiniol decided to utilise modern techniques such as screen printing. The historical medieval tiles are at least 25mm thick, where as Deiniol's tiles are only 8mm thick. This means that the tiles are easier to produce and they can be used in a wider range of settings.

Deiniol's tiles can be used as coasters, but they really come to life when installed on kitchen walls or as back-splashes behind cookers and ranges, and also for low footfall areas such as fireplaces.

Deiniol still does wood-fired stoneware pots of which examples can be seen on his website.

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  • Deiniol Williams

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    Deiniol was born and raised in Mid-Wales in the UK. He studied 3D Design at Manchester Metropolitan University and set up a workshop in Glossop, a small town on the edge of the Peak District. He makes tiles and pots. He also speaks Welsh.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 1, 2014
Welcome to the online outlet for Deiniol's earthenware tile collection.
All work is made and fired by Deiniol Williams in his workshop in Glossop.

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Returns and exchanges
You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify me if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Any items received damaged should be photographed if possible and you should get in touch with me as soon as you can so I can arrange either a refund or exchange.

Please not that you are responsible for return postage costs.
As soon as payment has cleared I will endeavour to pack and dispatch all items within 3 days. If I am away from the workshop I will let you know if there will be a delay in posting.

UK: Packages will be posted 1st class. Although packages arrive fairly quickly please allow up to 1 week before contacting me about non-delivery.
Overseas and International: Packages will be sent via Parcel Force. Although packages should arrive within 10 days of postage, please allow up to 4 weeks before contacting me about non-delivery.

The postal system can get very busy especially around holiday times so please be aware of this when placing an order.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please note that you are responsible for paying any Custom Charges, Taxes, and any additional postage fees that apply to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that the images are for illustration purposes, and that each item is slightly different due to the nature of being hand-made.

Although tile measurements are given within the listing, please be aware they are an approximation.

All work is packaged as carefully as possible and is double boxed where appropriate for added safety. I also try to use recyclable or recycled materials wherever possible.