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Terms and conditions of trade

Before studio work commences the following are required- Confirmation of order in writing on paper, not email, – this assumes acceptance of these terms. A minimum deposit of one third of the total estimated cost. The cost of initial drawings is included in the tile price. However as customers will appreciate these drawings take a considerable amount of time to draw up so if the tile order is not carried through or cancelled, they will be charged for at standard rates to cover the cost of production. Any special new extra glaze / colour or clay research required for the project will be charged for. Sample tiles are charged for at estimated rate for tiles unless returned, or agreed otherwise.  Standard colour samples, if not returned will be charged for at £ 20 per board. Site visits are not normally necessary and  are extra at agreed rate. Drawings and designs remain the property and copyright of the designer Orders from retail outlets C.O.D. only. Companies and businesses – 1/3 deposit payment + 1/3 at halfway …

Work in Progress

  The subject, size, colour, etc. are amongst the things I discuss with clients before  drawing a series of  coloured scale drawings. When the design is agreed I can then draw up a full sized drawing to work from.- Lay out the tiles and go from there!    After framing. The finished salmon tile panel 4 feet long [+ frame]..

Tile Prices

Each project can vary wildly in the amount of research and drawing, or making needed, so I price for each job, but for the majority the following will give you a general idea. Your individual design and research work is normally included in this tile price -within reason!   It is charged for only if the project is cancelled. Occasionally an extra charge may be need to be agreed to cover extra costs, or time for numbers of further drawings and research beyond the initial package covered. Price reflects the amount of work needed so for example a panel using  multiple layered glazes costs more; it can include up to 30 glazes – each individual glaze has to be weighed,  made up, and then applied- It takes time!     Tile Prices for bespoke tiles These prices are a guideline based on current bisque tile, utility and materials costs. Bisque prices will be checked before ordering and prices confirmed. Prices for: 4″-          103mm sq. x 6mm thick. 6″ –         …

Ordering Tiles

To discuss the possibilities and prices, look at the examples of other projects in the ’tile galleries’ and ‘techniques’ pages and then phone, or write, even better visit me in my studio in Bath. Please phone me to start with. It really is so much quicker and simpler to sort out what you need, and surprisingly, is far more more effective than email at this stage, which we can use later in the process! I enjoy working with the client to produce bold and original designs so that each design for ceramic wall tiles is unique- figurative or abstract, contemporary or traditional in style from a small tile panel to a complete room of tiles to suit and enhance a particular interior or situation. The wall tiles range from classic blue and whites and quieter tones to luminous vibrant colours often used with cuerda seca (dry line), something I really enjoy which provides an opportunity to use my own wide range of glazes and colours enhanced by a lively drawing style. Bespoke hand made tiles, or …

Links

You might be interested in some of the sites below: Royal Cambrian Academy Royal Cambrian Academy. Conwy North Wales. David Williams-Ellis David Williams-Ellis. Bronze figurative and portrait sculpture. Portmeirion Portmeirion, Gwynedd, N.Wales. Architectural spectacular by Clough Williams-Ellis Bath artists website Bath artists website. Bath city website Bath city website. Victoria Art Gallery Bath Victoria Art Gallery Bath B.A.N.E.S. England. Bath Potters Supplies Bath Potters Supplies, ceramic supplies. Ashmolean museum Ashmolean museum’s online archive of tiles. Jackfield Tile Museum Jackfield tile museum, Ironbridge Shropshire British Museum collections online British Museum collections online Victoria and Albert Museum Victoria and Albert Museum ceramics collections online Ceramics Review Ceramics Review magazine. Arts Council Wales Arts Council Wales. British Crafts Council British Crafts Council. The Craft Potters Association Promotes the work of contemporary potters. The South Wales Potters Association The South Wales Potters Association. Researching ceramics online database Researching ceramics online database. Society for the protection of ancient buildings Society for the protection of ancient buildings. Architectural Review Magazine Architectural Review Magazine. international contemporary architecture. Building conservation directory Building conservation …