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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 15:40


PRESS RELEASE Issue date: 24th October 2012


Art on Tiles - the bespoke hand painted tile company - has re-discovered this charming set of six Dutch delft tile designs and made them available once more.


The original tiles were commissioned in the 17th century on the orders of a Dutch princess who married into the German royal family. On moving to Germany she immediately commissioned a Dutch architect with whom she spent more than twenty years decorating her husband's ancestral home to her taste.

The tiles, featuring a series of biblical scenes with a circular border and traditional oxhead corner motifs, were created in the traditional Dutch Delft technique which involves painting natural cobalt onto raw tin glaze before firing.

Jonathan Waights, Art on Tiles artist says; "There is a rich tradition of re-creating and passing on these lovely old designs and it is great to make these ones available once more. As well as hand painting them to order, which takes around six weeks, we are offering a digitally printed version which is ideal for customers who might need a faster lead time or have a tighter budget."

The 5" hand painted tiles are available to order for £22 each, the same designs printed digitally are available to order for £8 each with a lead time of around two weeks. Matching plain tiles can also be supplied for £1.20 each. Details from www.artontiles.co.uk.

The artist, Jonathan Waights, also holds occasional weekend Delft tile-painting courses where participants can have a go at the old techniques and take home everything they create. Places can be booked at £160 per person through www.artontiles.co.uk/courses.

For further information, high res pics or sample tiles please contact Sarah Waights on 01243 555578 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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