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Walking on a Work of Art (SPAB study day on historic floors 8 June 2016)

SPAB study day on historic floors, which will take place on 8 June at Canterbury Cathedral.

Historic floors are not just functional features of a building but can be works of art in their own right, often demonstrating skilled craftsmanship and incorporating decorative materials or features.  Through a combination of lectures and case studies, including the cosmati pavements at Canterbury and Westminster Abbey, the day will explore the significance of historic floors and technical aspects of maintaining and repairing these works of art, which are constantly worn by the feet of worshippers and visitors.  The event will include a walking tour of the cathedral to think about these issues on site.

To complement the study day, SPAB are also offering two hands-on workshops on 9 June where, with expert guidance, participants can explore the techniques and materials of medieval tile making and mosaic floor laying.

See the SPAB website for more information:
https://www.spab.org.uk/on-line-shop/technical-courses/

TACS has no association with this event. Participation in events is at your own risk, and TACS accepts no liability of any kind whatsoever, howsoever arising.

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British Art Pottery Auction. Woolley & Wallis 25-Nov-2015

A nice selection of tiles by William de Morgan and Pilkington. Also a couple of Della Robbia plaques.

http://www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk/departments/20th-century-design/da251115.aspx

 

TACS does not recommend or accept responsibility for the quality or performance of goods and services provided by any of the individuals firms or companies mentioned on this website or linked sites. Their details are merely provided for information.

TACS has no association with this event. Participation in events is at your own risk, and TACS accepts no liability of any kind whatsoever, howsoever arising.


The Legacy of Nolla 1865 – 2015

Poster Nolla Exhibition 2015

An intriguing exhibition about 150 years of Spanish dust-pressed mosaic tile production is being held at the National Museum of Ceramics in Valencia, Spain, entitled The Legacy of Nolla 1865 – 2015. It will run from 7 October 2015 to 6 January 2016. It deals with the history and production of mosaic floor and wall tile production at the Nolla factory in Meliana near Valencia. Anyone who is interested to read more about what Nolla produced should visit http://www.hansvanlemmen.co.uk/