TILE on my MIND

Modernist Ceramic trifoils and dots, St-Jean-de-Montmartre, Paris

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

G.F. Watt’s Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice , 1900

Octagonal Italian Tile, 1513, at the V&A Museum, London

Octagonal Italian Tile, 1513, at the V&A Museum, London

Dimensional Hexagonal tiles at V&A Museum, in the cafe, London

Dimensional Hexagonal tiles at V&A Museum, in the cafe, London

Modernist Ceramic trifoils and dots, St-Jean-de-Montmartre, Paris

Art Nouveau Ceramic trifoils and dots, St-Jean-de-Montmartre, Paris

The Tube, Hampstead Stop, London

The Tube, Hampstead Stop, London

The Apollo Theatre London, the actor's entrance

Classic Delft pattern, The Apollo Theatre London, the actor’s entrance

Chipped  white subway tile, former butcher shop, now a great bar, with homemade infused booze, London

Chipped white subway tile of former butcher shop, now a great bar with homemade infused booze, Soho London

Emerald antique floral pattern with sculpted border, London

Rich, emerald  floral pattern with sculpted border, circa 1900 London

Cement tiles and shadow on Columbia Road, London

Cement tiles and shadow on Columbia Road, London

Antique rose tile with chartreuse leaves in Richmond, London

Antique rose tile with chartreuse leaves in Richmond, London

Antique thistle tile, in Brixton, London

Antique thistle made of panelled tiles, Pub facade in Brixton, London

my handmade moulded zillij tile, in progress...

handmade moulded zillij tile, work in progress…

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8 Responses to “TILE on my MIND”
  1. Karen Thompson says:

    Wonderful Lillian! Beautiful examples. Thanks for the mini break to London!

  2. Concetta says:

    Beautiful observations and so lovely to see you have been NSE and W of London🙂 xx

  3. 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.

    • sfmosaic says:

      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!

  4. Katie Murphy says:

    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!

    • sfmosaic says:

      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!

  5. Stacey Michaels says:

    Hi Lillian, These tiles are so inspiring.  Thank you. Stacey

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