A round up of UNIQUE CERAMIC TILE spotted over the past several months. Mostly London, one from Paris, enjoy.
G.F. Watt’s Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice , 1900
Octagonal Italian Tile, 1513, at the V&A Museum, London
Dimensional Hexagonal tiles at V&A Museum, in the cafe, London
Art Nouveau Ceramic trifoils and dots, St-Jean-de-Montmartre, Paris
The Tube, Hampstead Stop, London
Classic Delft pattern, The Apollo Theatre London, the actor’s entrance
Chipped white subway tile of former butcher shop, now a great bar with homemade infused booze, Soho London
Rich, emerald floral pattern with sculpted border, circa 1900 London
Cement tiles and shadow on Columbia Road, London
Antique rose tile with chartreuse leaves in Richmond, London
Antique thistle made of panelled tiles, Pub facade in Brixton, London
handmade moulded zillij tile, work in progress…
Wonderful Lillian! Beautiful examples. Thanks for the mini break to London!
Beautiful observations and so lovely to see you have been NSE and W of London 🙂 xx
I’m tripping down memory lane. I saw Kathleen Turner in Who’s afraid of Virginia wolf around 2005 or 06 at the Apollo amongst other great productions over the years. I’m going to have to find the bar with the infused spirits next time. In 1988 before I had my own mosaic epiphany I was at Lord Leighton’s former home in Holland Park. Three mosaic artists were in the middle of a restoration project on the floors and as I remember the walls were done in Turquoise tile. I’m very proud now to be part of the magnificent tradition of mosaic art. Thanks for the pics.
Hi jolino thanks for sharing memories these photos bring. The Apollo, as many know,was recently in the news for a collapsed balcony during a performance. The day I took these photos, it was via as usual. Leighton house! Yes those turquoise tiles are unforgettable – and I’m so sorry they don’t allow photography!
Such gorgeous tiles! They all have such warmth and personality. (Although the John Clinton memorial tile is heartbreaking.) Looking forward to seeing more treasures you find in London and Paris!
Thanks for visiting! yes the Watts Memorial is unique- ceramic panels made by Doulton factory, Hundreds of stories of those who perished helping others. Powerful!
Hi Lillian, These tiles are so inspiring. Thank you. Stacey
Hi Stacey! Glad you found the tiles inspiring. good to see you here!