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New Discoveries III: A Children’s Tile Mural in New Jersey

New Article from TACS member Michael Padwee on his Architectural Tiles, Glass and Ornamentation in New York Blog

New Discoveries III: A Children’s Tile Mural in New Jersey

TACS is not responsible in any way for this Blog.



British shopfronts, and an update about Jean Nison’s tiled furniture (Tiles in New York Blog)

TACS member Michael Padwee has just posted about a new resource for British shopfronts, and an update about Jean Nison’s tiled furniture on his Architectural Tiles, Glass and Ornamentation in New York Blog

TACS is not responsible in any way for this Blog.



Terracotta: Past, Present and Future

A major two-day conference is to be held on 26th and 27th March 2020

at the

Midland Hotel, Manchester.

The conference is designed to provide a historical context for the use of terracotta and faïence in architectural structures and the latest information on the restoration and refurbishment of buildings bearing these materials. It will also, importantly, promote the use of terracotta and faïence in contemporary new-build projects.

Leading practitioners in the field of architectural conservation; the manufacture of terracotta and faïence; and designers of new-build construction featuring these materials will be among the panel of speakers.

The conference will include a tour of some of the most important buildings in central Manchester as well as a visit to a major manufacturer of both conservation and new-build architectural terracotta and faïence.

For more information, contact conference@tacsuk.org

Students will be welcome



Glazed Expressions No.82



Modern Tiles and Vanessa Bell at the V&A
 (Rebecca Luffman)
• Miguel Nolla and his Tile Factory in Meliana near Valencia 
(Hans van Lemmen)
• The Petre Chapel, Thorndon Park, Warley, Essex 
(Lesley Durbin)
• Tiles at Leicester Secular Hall 
(Ned Newitt)
• Recent Discovery of a Tile Panel by Nicholas Vergette 
(Chris Blanchett)
• Chelsea  Pottery – Request for Information 
(Noorah Al-Gailani)
• Dutch Tile Society Visit to Britain
 (Hans van Lemmen)
• Musical Tile Panels and Art Nouveau Tiles from Luton (Ian M. Betts)

£6.00 Buy



Minton Tiles Reveal: St George’s Hall, Liverpool. 3rd – 12th August 2018.

Visitors can one again visit the Great Hall of St George’s Hall and see one of the finest examples of an Encaustic tiled Minton floor anywhere in the world.

The hall will be open daily from  to the Specialist guided tours are available, plus visitors can enjoy a ‘Night on the Tiles’.

More details on the St George’s Hall Website”>’s

TACS is not responsible in any way for this event. Details are subject to change, so please check before travelling.



A Tiles and Terracotta Walking Tour of Leicester 2018

New walking tour notes:

A Tiles and Terracotta Walking Tour of Leicester 2018



Opus Sectile: Art from Recycled Scrap

Notice of New Online Only Publication

Title: Opus Sectile: Art from Recycled Scrap. Author: Dennis Hadley. Published posthumously, and with permission, by TACS in April 2018.



Glazed Expressions No. 81 2018

Glazed Expressions No. 81 2018 has just been published.

Articles in this Edition:

  • Porch Tiles: a 19th and Early 20th Century Trend (Rachael Sewell) 
  • The Church of St. Gregory the Great, Farnworth (Angela and Barry Corbett) 
  • Sally Anderson (Ceramics) Ltd. at the V&A Museum (Rebecca Luffman) 
  • North Eastern Railway Tile Maps (Jeremy Clarke)
  •  TACS Visit to Darwen Terracotta & Faience in October 2017 (Penny Beckett) 
  • 3D Printing of Minton Encaustic Tile Patterns (Bret Shah) 

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Richard Prosser and dust pressing

TACS member Sue Darby has been researching Richard Prosser and has created a website with a lot about dust pressing mosaic, geometrical and wall tiles. The 1840s is still an under-researched field and the information she has unearthed fills in many gaps.

Website: http://www.prossertheengineer.co.uk/



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