On our way down to Cornwall last week on a research trip for some commissions, we stopped off at one of my favourite places in the world, the British Ceramic Tiles factory shop - yes, heaven for me!
It is where I buy a lot of my tiles for my mosaics. We went in the wrong entrance at first, and gave ourselves a shock to find this ...
and this ...
instead of the factory shop - but all was well as we realised our mistake, and it was great to see the raw materials of tiles, and where they start from! One day, I will pluck up the courage to ask to have a look around.
The shop itself was full of all sorts of goodies for the mosaic artist! First of all, boxes of my staple coloured tiles -
... then all sorts of interesting tiles which I always find a use for to really bring my mosaics to life -
...and then these gorgeous coloured glass tiles which are too thick for me to cut, but look at those colours!!
Oh yes! - as you can see from my trolley (1 of 2!), I had a lovely time and am stocked up for the next few busy months - but am always on the tile look out!
The car was a lot heavier driving away, I can tell you - until the next time BCT....!
|Sums me up!|
Happy mosaicing days!