REPLICA ENCAUSTIC TILES FOR SALE
These replica Medieval floor tile designs are faithful to the originals, dating from the mid thirteenth to mid sixteenth century. I carve a pattern block from wood for each design and the stamped impression is filled with a slip inlay. The final colour is determined by the strength of the honey glaze, which I vary to recreate the variations found in the original wood fired ceramics.
Historic Building Demonstrations,
Medieval Tile making,
Living History and Arts and Crafts
for schools, events and museums
Original ‘Daisy chain’ tile from Luton c1350.
Replica made for the museum
‘Tiler’s Workshop’ 2008.
After carving a wooden pattern block, I stamp the wet clay tile and fill the depressed area with white clay slip, using a horn trailer.
After 5 days the clay is stiff and can be carved flat, dried, fired and glazed with a ‘honey’ glaze. Made for the Medieval Gallery, Stockwood Discovery Park, Luton.
‘Tree of Life’ Worcester c1450
‘Running Hound’ Kent c1280
4 tiles together make the dog run round.
‘Fleur de Lys’ Gloucestershire c.1540
‘Knight with Lance’ Somerset c.1350
‘Knight with sword’
Sizes: All thick floor tiles are 4.5 inches or 11.5 cm square approximately.
Thinner ‘wall tile’ style tiles are slightly smaller.
These tiles will vary in size slightly because they are hand made items!
I create copies for museums for displays and my tiles are also bought by people for their homes. Thicker floor tiles are suitable for fire hearths and floors, thin wall tiles are made in all designs.
Prices: £20 per patterned tile, £5 per plain tile, £5 per letter tile, all plus postage.
Nuneaton Priory Tiles c.1350
Original tiles and replicas. A Lion, two doves and small letter ‘h’ tile.
I was asked to recreate these for a handling collection for the museum, and carried on to create the rest of the 24 letter alphabet, based on letters from Coventry, Kennilworth and Nuneaton. These small, quarter sized tiles would have been laid around the edge of the priory floor, spelling out prayers.
Letter Tiles £5 each.
Note - I and J, U and V are the same letter.
Made as a 4 letter tile,
then split, as they were.